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1 Chronicles 9 Summary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. 1Ch 9:1-17 (cp. Neh 11:1-19). The Heads of the Families which dwelt in Jerusalem

1Ch 9:2-17 contain the list of the heads of families of Judah (1Ch 9:3-6), of Benjamin (1Ch 9:7-9), of the priests (1Ch 9:10-13), of the Levites (1Ch 9:14-16), and of the porters (1Ch 9:17), who dwelt in Jerusalem at some period after the Return (cp. note on 1Ch 9:1). A similar list (with some variations which are recorded in their places in the following notes) occurs in Neh 11:3-19. The theory which best explains the partial agreement coupled with the partial divergence of the two lists, is that both are extracts independently made from the same document, which the Chronicler has inserted, one in Chron., the other in Neh., lest the peculiarities of either list should be lost. We may conclude from Neh 11:1-2 that the two lists represent the population of Jerusalem, after Nehemiah had taken measures for increasing it. Cp. Ryle on Neh 11:3.

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1 Chronicles 9:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1 Chronicles 9:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

1 Chronicles 9:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

1 Chronicles 9:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

1 Chronicles 9:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

1 Chronicles 9:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

1 Chronicles 9:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges