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Bible Commentaries

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

1 Chronicles 8

The Benjamite families registered in this chapter are supposed by Keil to have been separated from those of 1 Chronicles 7:6-11, because they were derived from another genealogical document. It is also probable, as Rawlinson suggests, that the writer had in view the historical portion of his work that commences with chapter 10. “As the history is to begin with Saul, the genealogical portion is made to end with an account of the family of this Benjamite monarch.” Compare 1 Chronicles 8:29-38, with 1 Chronicles 9:35-44. The tribe of Benjamin was more fortunate in preserving its records than were many of the tribes of Israel. Saul of Tarsus was able, as late as the New Testament times, to trace his lineage back to Benjamin. Romans 11:1; Philippians 3:5.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 8". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1874-1909.