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Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 4

Peake's Commentary on the BiblePeake's Commentary

Introduction

1 Chronicles 3:1 to 1 Chronicles 5:1 . The Building of the Temple and its Equipment (see notes on 1 Kings 6, 1 Kings 7:13-51).— What was said in reference to the preceding section applies also to this one. The Chronicler omits all mention of Solomon’ s other buildings, his interest being centred on the Temple; he has, on the other hand, many additions not found in 1 Kings.

Verses 1-43

PART I (1 Chronicles 1-9). Genealogical Lists, together with Geographical and Historical Notes.— These chapters form a general introduction to the whole work. They contain the following genealogies, often in an incomplete form: Adam to Israel ( 1 Chronicles 1:1 to 1 Chronicles 2:2)— with the exception of Cain’ s descendants ( Genesis 4:16-22)— the whole material is taken from Genesis 1-36; Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:3-55); David ( 1 Chronicles 3:1-24); Judah again, and made up of fragments ( 1 Chronicles 4:1-23); Simeon ( 1 Chronicles 4:24-43); Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe (the eastern) of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:1-26); Levi and the Levitical cities ( 1 Chronicles 6:1-81); Issachar ( 1 Chronicles 7:1-5); Benjamin ( 1 Chronicles 7:6-12); Naphtali ( 1 Chronicles 7:13); half the tribe of Manasseh (the western) ( 1 Chronicles 7:14-19); Ephraim ( 1 Chronicles 7:20-29); Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:30-40); Benjamin again, together with the house of Saul ( 1 Chronicles 8:1-40). Then follows an enumeration of the inhabitants of Jerusalem given in the order: sons of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, Manasseh, priests, Levites, doorkeepers ( 1 Chronicles 9:1-44); 1 Chronicles 9:35-44 are repeated verbally from 1 Chronicles 8:29-38.

Bibliographical Information
Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 4". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pfc/1-chronicles-4.html. 1919.
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