1Chronicles Chapter 9 (Bible Marathon Day 173)

1Chronicles Chapter 9 (Bible Marathon Day 173)

1 Thus, all Israel’s official genealogies had been entered in the records of the kings of Israel and Judah before they were deported to Babylon for their infidelity.

2 Now the first citizens to return to their property in their cities were the Israelites, the priests, the Levites and the temple slaves.

3 In Jerusalem, there settled Judaeans, Benjaminites, Ephraimites and Manassehites.

4 Uthai son of Ammihud, son of Omri, son of Imri, son of Bani, one of the sons of Perez son of Judah.

5 Of the descendants of Shelah: Asaiah, the first-born, and his sons.

6 Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel. And six hundred and ninety of their kinsmen.

7 And of the sons of Benjamin: Sallu son of Meshullam, son of Hodaviah, son of Hassenuah;

8 Ibneiah son of Jeroham; Elah son of Uzzi, son of Michri; and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah.

9 Their kinsmen, according to their relationship, numbered nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were chiefs of their families.

10 Of the priests there were Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jachin,

11 Azariah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the chief of the Temple of God;

12 Adaiah son of Jeroham, son of Pashhur, son of Malchijah; and Maasai son of Adiel, son of Jahzerah, son of Meshullam, son of Meshillemith, son of Immer.

13 Their kinsmen, heads of families, numbered one thousand seven hundred and sixty-men expert in the ministerial service of the Temple of God.

14 Of the Levites there were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah of the sons of Merari,

15 Bakbakar, Heresh, Galai, Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zichri, son of Asaph.

16 Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the dependencies of the Netophathites.

17 The gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their kinsmen. Shallum was the chief

18 and is still gatekeeper of the King’s Gate to the east. They were the gatekeepers of the camps of the sons of Levi.

19 Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his brothers belonging to his family, the Korahites, were also in charge of the ministerial service as doorkeepers of the Tent, as their ancestors had been keepers of the entrance to the camp of Yahweh.

20 Formerly, Phinehas son of Eleazar had been in charge of them — Yahweh be with him!

21 Zechariah son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the door of the Tent of Meeting.

22 All the keepers of the gate at the thresholds were picked men; there were two hundred and twelve of them. They were grouped by relationship in their various villages. These were confirmed in office by David and Samuel the seer because of their dependability.

23 They and their sons continued in charge as guards of the gates of the Temple of Yahweh, the house of the Tent.

24 The gatekeepers were assigned to the four sides, east, west, north and south,

25 and their brothers in their villages were required to assist them from time to time for a week,

26 since the four head gatekeepers were permanently on duty. They were Levites and were in charge of the accommodation and supplies of the Temple of God.

27 They spent the night in the precincts of the Temple of God, their duties being to guard it and open it every morning.

28 Some of them were in charge of the implements of worship, having to count them when they took them out and when they put them away.

29 Others of them were put in charge of the implements, of all the objects in the sanctuary and of the flour, the wine, the oil, the incense and the perfume.

30 Members of the priestly caste, however, mixed the ointment for the perfume.

31 One of the Levites, Mattithiah — he was the first-born of Shallum the Korahite — had regular charge of baking operations.

32 Some of their kinsmen the Kohathites were responsible for the loaves to be set out in rows Sabbath by Sabbath.

33 In addition, there were the singers, the heads of the levitical families, who were accommodated in the Temple, free of other responsibilities because they were on duty day and night.

34 Such were the chiefs of the levitical families, according to their relationship; these lived in Jerusalem.

35 Jeiel father of Gibeon lived at Gibeon and his wife was called Maacah.

36 His first-born son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,

37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah and Mikloth.

38 Mikloth fathered Shimeam. But they, unlike their brothers, lived at Jerusalem with their brothers.

39 Ner fathered Kish, Kish fathered Saul, Saul fathered Jonathan, Malchishua, Abinadab and Eshbaal.

40 Son of Jonathan: Meribbaal. Meribbaal fathered Micah.

41 Sons of Micah: Pithon, Melech, Tahrea.

42 Ahaz fathered Jarah, Jarah fathered Alemeth, Azmaveth and Zimri; Zimri fathered Moza,

43 Moza fathered Binea, Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son and Azel his son.

44 Azel had six sons; their names were these: Azrikam his first-born, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.

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1Chronicles Chapter 8 (Bible Marathon Day 173)

1Chronicles Chapter 8 (Bible Marathon Day 173)

Benjamin.
1
* Benjamin became the father of Bela, his firstborn, Ashbel, the second son, Aharah, the third,a
2
Nohah, the fourth, and Rapha, the fifth.
3
The sons of Bela were Addar and Gera, the father of Ehud.
4
The sons of Ehud were Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah,b
5
Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram.
6
These were the sons of Ehud, family heads over those who dwelt in Geba and were deported to
Manahath.
7
Also Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera. The last, who led them into exile, became the father of Uzza and Ahihud.
8
Shaharaim became a father on the Moabite plateau after he had put away his wives Hushim and Baara.
9
By his wife Hodesh he begot Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,
10
Jeuz, Sachia, and Mirmah. These were his sons, family heads.
11
By Hushim he begot Abitub and Elpaal.
12
The sons of Elpaal were Eber, Misham, Shemed (who built Ono and Lod with its nearby towns),c
13
and Beriah, and Shema. They were family heads of those who dwelt in Aijalon, and they put the
inhabitants of Gath to flight.
14
Their relatives were Elpaal, Shashak, and Jeremoth.
15
Zebadiah, Arad, Eder,
16
Michael, Ishpah, and Joha were the sons of Beriah.
17
Zebadiah, Meshullam, Hizki, Heber,
18
Ishmerai, Izliah, and Jobab were the sons of Elpaal.
19
Jakim, Zichri, Zabdi,
20
Elienai, Zillethai, Eliel,
21
Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of Shimei.
22
Ishpan, Eber, Eliel,
23
Abdon, Zichri, Hanan,
24
Hananiah, Elam, Anthothijah,
25
Iphdeiah, and Penuel were the sons of Shashak.
26
Shamsherai, Shehariah, Athaliah,
27
Jaareshiah, Elijah, and Zichri were the sons of Jeroham.
28
These were family heads in their generations, chiefs who dwelt in Jerusalem.
29
d In Gibeon dwelt Jeiel, the founder of Gibeon, whose wife’s name was Maacah;
30
also his firstborn son, Abdon, and Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab,
31
Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, and Mikloth.
32
Mikloth became the father of Shimeah. These, too, dwelt with their relatives in Jerusalem, opposite their
fellow tribesmen.
33
e Ner became the father of Kish, and Kish became the father of Saul. Saul became the father of Jonathan,
Malchishua, Abinadab, and Eshbaal.f
34
The son of Jonathan was Meribbaal, and Meribbaal became the father of Micah.g
35
The sons of Micah were Pithon, Melech, Tarea, and Ahaz.
36
Ahaz became the father of Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah became the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and
Zimri. Zimri became the father of Moza.h
37
Moza became the father of Binea, whose son was Raphah, whose son was Eleasah, whose son was
Azel.
38
Azel had six sons, whose names were Azrikam, his firstborn, Ishmael, Sheariah, Azariah, Obadiah, and
Hanan; all these were the sons of Azel.i
39
The sons of Eshek, his brother, were Ulam, his firstborn, Jeush, the second son, and Eliphelet, the third.
40
The sons of Ulam were warriors, skilled with the bow, and they had many sons and grandsons: one
hundred and fifty. All these were the sons of Benjamin.

* [8:1–40] A second, variant list (cf. 7:6–11) of the Benjaminites, highlighting the family of Saul (vv. 33–40).

a. [8:1] 1 Chr 7:6; Gn 46:21; Nm 26:38–44.

b. [8:4] Jgs 3:15.

c. [8:12] Neh 11:35.

d. [8:29–32] 1 Chr 9:35–38.

e. [8:33–38] 1 Chr 9:39–44.

f. [8:33] 1 Chr 10:2; 1 Sm 9:1; 14:49, 51; 31:2.

g. [8:34] 2 Sm 4:4; 9:6; 10:12.

h. [8:36] 1 Chr 9:42.

i. [8:38] 1 Chr 9:43.

1Chronicles Chapter 7 (Bible Marathon Day 172)

1Chronicles Chapter 7 (Bible Marathon Day 172)

Issachar.
1
* The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron: four.a
2
The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, heads of the ancestral
houses of Tola, mighty warriors in their generations. In the time of David they numbered twenty-two
thousand six hundred.b
3
The sons of Uzzi: Izarahiah. The sons of Izarahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five of
these were chiefs.
4
Along with them, in their generations, according to ancestral houses, were thirty-six thousand men in
organized military troops, since they had more wives and children
5
than their fellow tribesmen. In all the clans of Issachar there was a total of eighty-seven thousand warriors
listed in their family records.

Benjamin.
6
The sons of Benjamin were Bela, Becher, and Jediael—three.c
7
The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri—five. They were heads of their ancestral
houses and warriors. Their family records listed twenty-two thousand and thirty-four.
8
The sons of Becher were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and
Alemeth—all these were sons of Becher.d
9
Their family records listed twenty thousand two hundred of their kindred who were heads of their ancestral
houses and warriors.
10
The sons of Jediael: Bilhan. The sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Chenaanah, Zethan,
Tarshish, and Ahishahar.
11
All these were sons of Jediael, heads of ancestral houses and warriors. They numbered seventeen
thousand two hundred men fit for military service…*
12
Shupham and Hupham.e
Dan, Naphtali and Manasseh. The sons of Dan: Hushim.
13
The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum. These were sons of Bilhah.f
14
The sons of Manasseh, whom his Aramean concubine bore:g she bore Machir, the father of Gilead.h
15
Machir took a wife whose name was Maacah; his sister’s name was Molecheth. Manasseh’s second son
was named Zelophehad, who had only daughters.i
16
Maacah, Machir’s wife, bore a son whom she named Peresh. He had a brother named Sheresh, whose
sons were Ulam and Rakem.
17
The sons of Ulam: Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
18
His sister Molecheth bore Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.
19
The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
Ephraim.
20
j The sons of Ephraim: Shuthelah, whose son was Bered, whose son was Tahath, whose son was
Eleadah, whose son was Tahath,
21
whose son was Zabad. Ephraim’s son Shuthelah, and Ezer and Elead, who were born in the land, were
killed by the inhabitants of Gath because they had gone down to take away their livestock.
22
Their father Ephraim mourned a long time, but after his relatives had come and comforted him,
23
he had relations with his wife, who conceived and bore a son whom he named Beriah, since evil* had
befallen his house.k
24
He had a daughter, Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth-horon and Uzzen-sheerah.
25
Zabad’s son was Rephah, whose son was Resheph, whose son was Telah, whose son was Tahan,
26
whose son was Ladan, whose son was Ammihud, whose son was Elishama,l
27
whose son was Nun, whose son was Joshua.
28
Their property and their dwellings were in Bethel and its towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its towns to
the west, and also Shechem and its towns as far as Ayyah and its towns.m
29
Manasseh, however, had possession of Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and
its towns, and Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel.n
Asher.
30
The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah; their sister was Serah.o
31
Beriah’s sons were Heber and Malchiel, who was the father of Birzaith.
32
Heber became the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.
33
The sons of Japhlet were Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath; these were the sons of Japhlet.
34
The sons of Shomer were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
35
The sons of his brother Hotham were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
36
The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah,
37
Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Beera.
38
The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispa, and Ara.
39
The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
40
All these were sons of Asher, heads of ancestral houses, distinguished men, warriors, and chiefs among
the princes. Their family records numbered twenty-six thousand men fit for military service.

* [7:1–40] The seven northern tribes.

* [7:11] The Hebrew text appears to be defective.

* [7:23] Beriah…evil: the name sounds like the Hebrew word for “evil,” with the preposition be.

a. [7:1] Gn 46:13.

b. [7:2] Nm 26:23–24; Jgs 10:1.

c. [7:6] Gn 46:21; Nm 26:38.

d. [7:8] Gn 46:21.

e. [7:12] Nm 26:39.

f. [7:12–13] Gn 46:24; Nm 26:48–49.

g. [7:14–19] Nm 26:29–32.

h. [7:14] Nm 26:29; Jos 17:1.

i. [7:15] Nm 26:33; Jos 17:3.

j. [7:20] Nm 26:35.

k. [7:23] 1 Chr 8:13.

l. [7:26] Nm 1:10; 2:18; 7:48; 10:22.

m. [7:28] Gn 12:8; 1 Kgs 9:16.

n. [7:29] Jos 17:11.

o. [7:30] Gn 46:17; Nm 26:44–46.

1Chronicles Chapter 6 (Bible Marathon Day 172)

1Chronicles Chapter 6 (Bible Marathon Day 172)

1
The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.a
2
The sons of Gershon were named Libni and Shimei.b
3
The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.c
4
The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi.d

These were the clans of Levi, according to their ancestors.
5
Of Gershon: his son Libni, whose son was Jahath, whose son was Zimmah,
6
whose son was Joah, whose son was Iddo, whose son was Zerah, whose son was Jetherai.
7
The sons of Kohath: his son Amminadab, whose son was Korah, whose son was Assir,
8
whose son was Elkanah, whose son was Ebiasaph, whose son was Assir,
9
whose son was Tahath, whose son was Uriel, whose son was Uzziah, whose son was Shaul.
10
The sons of Elkanah were Amasai and Ahimoth,
11
whose son was Elkanah, whose son was Zophai, whose son was Nahath,
12
whose son was Eliab, whose son was Jeroham, whose son was Elkanah, whose son was Samuel.
13
The sons of Samuel were Joel, the firstborn, and Abijah, the second.
14
The sons of Merari: Mahli, whose son was Libni, whose son was Shimei, whose son was Uzzah,e
15
whose son was Shimea, whose son was Haggiah, whose son was Asaiah.
16
The following were established by David for the service of song* in the LORD’s house at the time when the
ark had a resting place.
17
They served as singers before the tabernacle of the tent of meeting until Solomon built the house of the
LORD in Jerusalem, and they performed their services according to the order prescribed for them.
18
Those who so performed are the following, together with their sons.
Among the Kohathites: Heman, the chanter, son of Joel, son of Samuel,
19
son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham, son of Eliel, son of Toah,
20
son of Zuph, son of Elkanah, son of Mahath, son of Amasi,
21
son of Elkanah, son of Joel, son of Azariah, son of Zephaniah,
22
son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah,f
23
son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Israel.
24
His brother Asaph stood at his right hand. Asaph was the son of Berechiah, son of Shimea,
25
son of Michael, son of Baaseiah, son of Malchijah,
26
son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah,
27
son of Ethan, son of Zimmah,g son of Shimei,
28
son of Jahath, son of Gershon, son of Levi.
29
Their brothers, the Merarites, stood at the left: Ethan, son of Kishi, son of Abdi, son of Malluch,
30
son of Hashabiah, son of Amaziah, son of Hilkiah,
31
son of Amzi, son of Bani, son of Shemer,
32
son of Mahli, son of Mushi, son of Merari, son of Levi.h
33
Their brother Levites were appointed to all the other services of the tabernacle of the house of God.i
34
However, it was Aaron and his sons who made the sacrifice on the altar for burnt offerings and on the altar
of incense; they alone had charge of the holy of holies and of making atonement for Israel, as Moses, the
servant of God, had commanded.j
35
These were the sons of Aaron: his son Eleazar, whose son was Phinehas, whose son was Abishua,
36
whose son was Bukki, whose son was Uzzi, whose son was Zerahiah,
37
whose son was Meraioth, whose son was Amariah, whose son was Ahitub,
38
whose son was Zadok, whose son was Ahimaaz.
39
* The following were their dwelling places, by encampments in their territories. To the sons of Aaron who
belonged to the clan of the Kohathites, since the lot fell to them,
40
was assigned Hebron in the land of Judah, with its adjacent pasture lands.
41
However, the open country and the villages belonging to the city had been given to Caleb, the son of
Jephunneh.
42
There were assigned to the sons of Aaron: Hebron a city of refuge, Libnah with its pasture lands, Jattir with
its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,
43
Holon with its pasture lands, Debir with its pasture lands,
44
Ashan with its pasture lands, Jetta with its pasture lands, and Beth-shemesh with its pasture lands.
45
Also from the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands, Almon with its
pasture lands, Anathoth with its pasture lands. In all, they had thirteen cities with their pasture lands.
49
The Israelites assigned these cities with their pasture lands to the Levites,
50
designating them by name and assigning them by lot from the tribes of the Judahites, Simeonites, and
Benjaminites.
46
The other Kohathites obtained ten cities by lot for their clans from the tribe of Ephraim, from the tribe of Dan,
and from the half-tribe of Manasseh.
47
The clans of the Gershonites obtained thirteen cities from the tribes of Issachar, Asher, and Naphtali, and
from the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.
48
The clans of the Merarites obtained twelve cities by lot from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun.
51
The clans of the Kohathites obtained cities by lot from the tribe of Ephraim.
52
They were assigned cities of refuge: Shechem in the mountain region of Ephraim, with its pasture lands,
Gezer with its pasture lands,
53
Kibzaim with its pasture lands, and Beth-horon with its pasture lands.
54
From the tribe of Dan: Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands, Aijalon with its pasture
lands, and Gath-rimmon with its pasture lands.
55
From the half-tribe of Manasseh: Taanach with its pasture lands and Ibleam with its pasture lands. These
belonged to the rest of the Kohathite clan.
56
The clans of the Gershonites received from the half-tribe of Manasseh: Golan in Bashan with its pasture
lands and Ashtaroth with its pasture lands.
57
From the tribe of Issachar: Kedesh with its pasture lands, Daberath with its pasture lands,
58
Ramoth with its pasture lands, and Engannim with its pasture lands.
59
From the tribe of Asher: Mashal with its pasture lands, Abdon with its pasture lands,
60
Hilkath with its pasture lands, and Rehob with its pasture lands.
61
From the tribe of Naphtali: Kedesh in Galilee with its pasture lands, Hammon with its pasture lands, and
Kiriathaim with its pasture lands.
62
The rest of the Merarites received from the tribe of Zebulun: Jokneam with its pasture lands, Kartah with its
pasture lands, Rimmon with its pasture lands, and Tabor with its pasture lands.
63
Across the Jordan at Jericho (that is, east of the Jordan) they received from the tribe of Reuben: Bezer in
the desert with its pasture lands, Jahzah with its pasture lands,
64
Kedemoth with its pasture lands, and Mephaath with its pasture lands.
65
From the tribe of Gad: Ramoth in Gilead with its pasture lands, Mahanaim with its pasture lands,
66
Heshbon with its pasture lands, and Jazer with its pasture lands.
* [6:16–32] The cultic functions performed by the levitical families in the postexilic Temple at the time of the
Chronicler are here traced back to David, in a way analogous to that in which all the laws in the
Pentateuch are attributed to Moses.

* [6:39–66] For the rights of the Levites in the cities assigned to them, see note on Jos 21:1.

a. [6:1] 1 Chr 5:27; 23:6; Gn 46:11; Ex 6:16; Nm 26:57.

b. [6:2] Ex 6:17.

c. [6:3] Ex 6:18; Nm 3:19; 26:59.

d. [6:4] 1 Chr 6:14; Ex 6:19; Nm 3:20; 26:58.

e. [6:14] 1 Chr 6:4; Ex 6:19; Nm 3:20; 26:58.

f. [6:22] Ex 6:24.

g. [6:27] 1 Chr 6:2, 5.

h. [6:32] Ex 6:19; Nm 26:58.

i. [6:33] 1 Chr 15:17, 19; 16:41–42; 2 Chr 5:12.

j. [6:34] 1 Chr 16:39–40.
k. [4:43] Ex 17:8, 14; Dt 25:17–19; 1 Sm 14:48; 15:3, 7–8; 2 Sm 8:12.

hanaim with its suburbs;

{6:81} then too, Heshbon with its suburbs, and Jazer with its suburbs.

1Chronicles Chapter 5 (Bible Marathon Day 171)

1Chronicles Chapter 5 (Bible Marathon Day 171)

Reuben.
1
* The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel. (He was indeed the firstborn, but because he defiled the couch
of his father his birthright was given to the sons of Joseph, son of Israel, so that he is not listed in the family
records according to his birthright.a
2
Judah, in fact, became powerful among his brothers, so that the ruler came from him, though the birthright
had been Joseph’s.)b
3
The sons of Reuben, the firstborn of Israel, were Hanoch, Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.c
4
His son was Joel, whose son was Shemaiah, whose son was Gog, whose son was Shimei,
5
whose son was Micah, whose son was Reaiah, whose son was Baal,
6
whose son was Beerah, whom Tilgath-pileser, the king of Assyria, took into exile; he was a prince of the
Reubenites.d
7
His brothers who belonged to his clans, when they were listed in the family records according to their
descendants, were: Jeiel, the chief, and Zechariah,
8
and Bela, son of Azaz, son of Shema, son of Joel. The Reubenites lived in Aroer and as far as Nebo and
Baal-meon;e
9
toward the east they dwelt as far as the wilderness which extends from the Euphrates River, for they had
much livestock in the land of Gilead.f
10
In Saul’s time they waged war with the Hagrites, and when they had defeated them they dwelt in their tents
throughout the region east of Gilead.g

Gad.
11
The Gadites lived alongside them in the land of Bashan as far as Salecah.h
12
Joel was chief, Shapham was second in command, and Janai was judge in Bashan.i
13
Their brothers, according to their ancestral houses, were: Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia,
and Eber—seven.
14
These were the sons of Abihail, son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai,
son of Jahdo, son of Buz.
15
Ahi, son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was the head of their ancestral houses.
16
They dwelt in Gilead, in Bashan and its towns, and in all the pasture lands of Sirion to the borders.
17
All were listed in the family records in the time of Jotham, king of Judah, and of Jeroboam, king of Israel.
18
The Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh were warriors, men who bore shield and sword
and who drew the bow, trained in warfare—forty-four thousand seven hundred and sixty men fit for military
service.
19
When they waged war against the Hagrites and against Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab,j
20
they received help so that the Hagrites and all who were with them were delivered into their power. For
during the battle they cried out to God, and he heard them because they had put their trust in him.k
21
Along with one hundred thousand persons they also captured their livestock: fifty thousand camels, two
hundred fifty thousand sheep, and two thousand donkeys.
22
Many were slain and fell; for “From God the victory.” They dwelt in their place until the time of the exile.l
The Half-tribe of Manasseh.
23
The half-tribe of Manasseh lived in the land of Bashan as far as Baal-hermon, Senir, and Mount Hermon;
they were numerous.
24
The following were the heads of their ancestral houses: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and
Jahdiel—men who were warriors, famous men, and heads over their ancestral houses.
25
However, they acted treacherously toward the God of their ancestors by prostituting themselves to follow the
gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.m
26
Therefore the God of Israel stirred up against them the anger of Pul,* king of Assyria, and the anger of
Tilgath-pilneser [sic], king of Assyria, who deported the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh and brought them to Halah, Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, where they have remained
to this day.n
Levi.*
27
The sons of Levi were Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.o
28
The sons of Kohath were Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.p
29
The children of Amram were Aaron, Moses, and Miriam. The sons of Aaron were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar,
and Ithamar.q
30
* Eleazar became the father of Phinehas. Phinehas became the father of Abishua.
31
Abishua became the father of Bukki. Bukki became the father of Uzzi.
32
Uzzi became the father of Zerahiah. Zerahiah became the father of Meraioth.
33
Meraioth became the father of Amariah. Amariah became the father of Ahitub.
34
Ahitub became the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Ahimaaz.
35
Ahimaaz became the father of Azariah. Azariah became the father of Johanan.
36
Johanan became the father of Azariah, who served as priest in the temple Solomon built in Jerusalem.
37
Azariah became the father of Amariah. Amariah became the father of Ahitub.
38
Ahitub became the father of Zadok. Zadok became the father of Shallum.
39
Shallum became the father of Hilkiah. Hilkiah became the father of Azariah.
40
Azariah became the father of Seraiah. Seraiah became the father of Jehozadak.
41
Jehozadak was one of those who went into the exile which the LORD inflicted on Judah and Jerusalem
through Nebuchadnezzar.
* [5:1–26] Genealogies of the Transjordanian tribes, Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

* [5:26] Pul: the Chronicler seems to speak of two different kings here, but Pul was the name which the
Assyrian king Tilgath-pileser III (745–727 B.C.) adopted as king of Babylon.

* [5:27–6:66] The tribe of Levi. The Chronicler’s list gives special prominence to Levi’s son Kohath, from
whom were descended both the Aaronite priests (vv. 28–41) and the leading group of Temple singers
(6:18–23).

* [5:30–41] The line of preexilic high priests. The list seems to become confused in vv. 36–38, which repeat
the same names, mostly in inverse order, that occur in vv. 34–36. A similar but shorter list occurs, with
variations, in Ezr 7:1–5.

a. [5:1] Gn 35:22; 48:5, 15–22; 49:3–4; Dt 33:6.

b. [5:2] 1 Chr 28:4; Gn 49:8–12.

c. [5:3] Gn 46:9; Ex 6:14; Nm 26:5–6.

d. [5:6] 2 Kgs 15:29.

e. [5:8] Jos 13:9, 16–17; Nm 32:3, 38.

f. [5:9] Jos 22:9.

g. [5:10] Ps 83:6–7.

h. [5:11] Jos 13:11, 24–28.

i. [5:12] Gn 46:16.

j. [5:19] 1 Chr 1:31; 5:10; Gn 25:15; Ps 83:6–7.

k. [5:20] Dt 33:20–21.

l. [5:22] Nm 32:39; Dt 3:8–10; Jgs 3:3.

m. [5:25] Ex 34:14–16; 2 Kgs 17:7.

n. [5:26] 2 Kgs 15:9, 29; 17:6.

o. [5:27] 1 Chr 6:1; 23:6; Gn 46:11; Ex 6:16; Nm 26:57.

p. [5:28] 1 Chr 6:3; Ex 6:18.

q. [5:29] Ex 6:20; Nm 26:59–60.

1Chronicles Chapter 4 (Bible Marathon Day 171)

1Chronicles Chapter 4 (Bible Marathon Day 171)

1
* The sons of Judah were: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.a
2
Reaiah, the son of Shobal, became the father of Jahath, and Jahath became the father of Ahumai and
Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.
3
These were the sons of Hareph, the father of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; their sister was named
Hazzelelponi.
4
Penuel was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah. These were the sons of Hur, the firstborn
of Ephrathah, the father of Bethlehem.
5
Ashhur, the father of Tekoa, had two wives, Helah and Naarah.b
6
Naarah bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, the Temenites, and the Ahashtarites. These were the sons of
Naarah.
7
The sons of Helah were Zereth, Izhar, Ethnan, and Koz.
8
Koz became the father of Anub and Zobebah, as well as of the clans of Aharhel, son of Harum.
9
Jabez was the most distinguished of his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I bore him
with pain.”
10
Jabez prayed to the God of Israel: “Oh, that you may truly bless me and extend my boundaries! May your
hand be with me and make me free of misfortune, without pain!” And God granted his prayer.
11
Chelub, the brother of Shuhah, became the father of Mehir, who was the father of Eshton.
12
Eshton became the father of Bethrapha, Paseah, and Tehinnah, the father of the city of Nahash. These
were the men of Recah.
13
The sons of Kenaz were Othniel and Seraiah. The sons of Othniel were Hathath and Meonothai;c
14
Meonothai became the father of Ophrah. Seraiah became the father of Joab, the father of Geharashim, so
called because they were artisans.
15
The sons of Caleb, son of Jephunneh, were Ir, Elah, and Naam. The sons of Elah: Kenaz.d
16
The sons of Jehallelel were Ziph, Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
17
The sons of Ezrah were Jether, Mered, Epher, and Jalon. Jether became the father of Miriam, Shammai,
and Ishbah, the father of Eshtemoa.e
18
Mered’s Egyptian wife bore Jered, the father of Gedor, Heber, the father of Soco, and Jekuthiel, the father
of Zanoah. These were the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, whom Mered married.
19
The sons of his Jewish wife, the sister of Naham, the father of Keilah, were Shimon the Garmite and Ishi
the Maacathite.
20
The sons of Shimon were Amnon, Rinnah, Benhanan, and Tilon. The son of Ishi was Zoheth and the son
of Zoheth….
21
The sons of Shelah, son of Judah, were: Er, the father of Lecah; Laadah, the father of Mareshah; the
clans of the linen weavers’ guild in Bethashbea;f
22
Jokim; the people of Cozeba; and Joash and Saraph, who held property in Moab, but returned to
Bethlehem. (These are events of old.)
23
They were potters and inhabitants of Netaim and Gederah, where they lived in the king’s service.

Simeon.
24
The sons of Simeon were Nemuel, Jamin, Jachin, Zerah, and Shaul,g
25
whose son was Shallum, whose son was Mibsam, whose son was Mishma.
26
The sons of Mishma were his son Hammuel, whose son was Zaccur, whose son was Shimei.
27
Shimei had sixteen sons and six daughters. His brothers, however, did not have many sons, and as a
result all their clans did not equal the number of the Judahites.
28
They dwelt in Beer-sheba, Moladah, Hazar-shual,
29
Bilhah, Ezem, Tolad,
30
Bethuel, Hormah, Ziklag,
31
Beth-marcaboth, Hazar-susim, Bethbiri, and Shaaraim. Until the reign of David, these were their cities
32
and their villages. Etam, also, and Ain, Rimmon, Tochen, and Ashan—five cities,h
33
together with all their outlying villages as far as Baal. Here is where they dwelt, and so it was inscribed of
them in their family records.
34
Meshobab, Jamlech, Joshah, son of Amaziah,
35
Joel, Jehu, son of Joshibiah, son of Seraiah, son of Asiel,
36
Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
37
Ziza, son of Shiphi, son of Allon, son of Jedaiah, son of Shimri, son of Shemaiah—
38
these just named were princes in their clans, and their ancestral houses spread out to such an extent
39
that they went to the approaches of Gedor,* east of the valley, seeking pasture for their flocks.
40
They found abundant and good pastures, and the land was spacious, quiet, and peaceful—for the
Hamites dwelt there formerly.
41
They who have just been listed by name set out during the reign of Hezekiah, king of Judah, and attacked
their tents and also the Meunites who were there. They put them under the ban that is still in force to this
day and dwelt in their place because they found pasture there for their flocks.j
42
Five hundred of them (the Simeonites) went to Mount Seir, with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel,
sons of Ishi, at their head.
43
They attacked the surviving Amalekites who had escaped, and have lived there to the present day.k

* [4:1–43] Genealogies of the southern tribes, Judah and Simeon.

* [4:39] Gedor: the Greek reads Gerar, probably correctly.

a. [4:1] 1 Chr 2:4–5, 7, 9, 50; Gn 38:29; 46:12; Mt 1:3.

b. [4:5] 1 Chr 2:24.

c. [4:13] Jos 15:17; Jgs 1:13; 3:9, 11.

d. [4:15] Nm 13:6; 14:6; 32:12; Jos 14:6, 14.

e. [4:17] 1 Sm 30:28.

f. [4:21] 1 Chr 2:3; Gn 38:5; 46:12; Nm 26:20.

g. [4:24] Gn 46:10; Ex 6:15; Nm 26:12–13.

h. [4:28–32] Jos 19:2–8.

i. [4:38] Nm 1:2.

j. [4:41] 2 Kgs 18:1–2; 2 Chr 29:1.

k. [4:43] Ex 17:8, 14; Dt 25:17–19; 1 Sm 14:48; 15:3, 7–8; 2 Sm 8:12.

1Chronicles Chapter 3 (Bible Marathon Day 170)

1Chronicles Chapter 3 (Bible Marathon Day 170)

1
* a These were the sons of David born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, by Ahinoam of Jezreel; the
second, Daniel,* by Abigail of Carmel;
2
the third, Absalom, son of Maacah, who was the daughter of Talmai, king of Geshur; the fourth, Adonijah,
son of Haggith;
3
the fifth, Shephatiah, by Abital; the sixth, Ithream, by his wife Eglah.
4
Six in all were born to him in Hebron, where he reigned seven years and six months. Then he reigned thirty-
three years in Jerusalem.b
5
c In Jerusalem the following were born to him: Shimea,* Shobab, Nathan, Solomon—four by Bathsheba, the
daughter of Ammiel;d
6
Ibhar, Elishua, Eliphelet,
7
Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
8
Elishama, Eliada, and Eliphelet—nine.
9
All these were sons of David, in addition to other sons by concubines; and Tamar was their sister.e
10
* f The son of Solomon was Rehoboam, whose son was Abijah, whose son was Asa, whose son was
Jehoshaphat,g
11
whose son was Joram, whose son was Ahaziah, whose son was Joash,h
12
whose son was Amaziah, whose son was Azariah, whose son was Jotham,i
13
whose son was Ahaz, whose son was Hezekiah, whose son was Manasseh,j
14
whose son was Amon, whose son was Josiah.k
15
The sons of Josiah were: the firstborn Johanan; the second, Jehoiakim; the third, Zedekiah; the fourth,
Shallum.* l
16
The sons of Jehoiakim were: Jeconiah, his son; Zedekiah, his son.m
17
The sons of Jeconiah* the captive were: Shealtiel,n
18
Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shenazzar,* Jekamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
19
The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel* and Shimei. The sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and
Hananiah; Shelomith was their sister.
20
The sons of Meshullam were Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah, Jushabhesed—five.
21
The sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah, Jeshaiah, Rephaiah, Arnan, Obadiah, and Shecaniah.
22
The sons of Shecaniah were Shemaiah, Hattush, Igal, Bariah, Neariah, Shaphat—six.o
23
The sons of Neariah were Elioenai, Hizkiah, and Azrikam—three.
24
The sons of Elioenai were Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani—seven.
* [3:1–9] A list of David’s sons.

* [3:1] Daniel: he is called Chileab in 2 Sm 3:3.

* [3:5] Shimea: he bears the name Shammua in 2 Sm 5:14. Ammiel: Bathsheba’s father is called Eliam in 2
Sm 11:3.

* [3:10–16] The kings of Judah from Solomon down to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians.

* [3:15] Shallum: another name for Jehoahaz, Josiah’s immediate successor; cf. Jer 22:11.

* [3:17–24] The descendants of King Jeconiah down to the time of the Chronicler. If twenty-five years are
allowed for each generation, the ten generations between Jeconiah and Anani (the last name on the list)
would put the birth of the latter at about 405 B.C.—an important item in establishing the approximate date of
the Chronicler’s work in its final form.

* [3:18] Shenazzar: presumably he is the same as Sheshbazzar (Ezr 1:8, 11; 5:14–16), the prince of Judah
who was the first Jewish governor of Judah after the exile. Both forms of the name probably go back to the
Babylonian name Sin-ab-ussar, meaning “O [god] Sin, protect [our] father!”

* [3:19] Zerubbabel: here called the son of Pedaiah, though elsewhere (Hg 1:12, 14; 2:2, 23; Ezr 3:2, 8; 5:2;
Neh 12:1) his father’s name is given as Shealtiel. The latter indication may merely point to the fact that
Zerubbabel succeeded Shealtiel as head of the house of David.

a. [3:1–4] 2 Sm 3:2–5.

b. [3:4] 2 Sm 2:11; 5:5.

c. [3:5–8] 2 Sm 5:14–16.

d. [3:5] 2 Sm 11:3.

e. [3:9] 2 Sm 13:1–2.

f. [3:10–17] Mt 1:7–12.

g. [3:10] 1 Kgs 11:43; 14:31; 15:1, 8, 24; 2 Chr 9:31; 12:16; 13:23; 17:1.

h. [3:11] 1 Kgs 22:51; 2 Chr 21:1; 22:1; 24:1, 27.

i. [3:12] 2 Kgs 12:21; 14:21; 15:7; 2 Chr 25:1; 26:1, 23; 27:1.

j. [3:13] 2 Kgs 15:38; 16:20; 20:21; 2 Chr 28:1, 27; 32:33.

k. [3:14] 2 Kgs 21:18, 26; 2 Chr 33:20, 25.

l. [3:15] 2 Kgs 23:34; 24:17; 2 Chr 36:4, 10.

m. [3:16] 2 Kgs 24:6, 17; 2 Chr 36:8, 10.

n. [3:17, 19] Ezr 2:2; 3:2, 8; 5:2; Sir 49:11; Hg 1:1, 12, 14; Mt 1:12–13; Lk 3:27.

o. [3:22] Neh 3:29.

1Chronicles Chapter 2 (Bible Marathon Day 170)

1Chronicles Chapter 2 (Bible Marathon Day 170)

1
These were the sons of Israel: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun,a
2
Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.b Judah.
3
The sons of Judah* were: Er, Onan, and Shelah; these three Bathshua, a Canaanite woman, bore to him. But Judah’s firstborn, Er, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, so he took his life.c
4
Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar bore him Perez and Zerah, so that he had five sons in all.d
5
The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.e
6
The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda—five in all.f
7
The sons of Zimri: Carmi. The sons of Carmi: Achar, who brought trouble upon Israel by violating the ban.g
8
The sons of Ethan: Azariah.
9
The sons born to Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Chelubai.* h
10
* Ram became the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab became the father of Nahshon, a prince of the Judahites.i
11
j Nahshon became the father of Salmah. Salmah became the father of Boaz.
12
Boaz became the father of Obed. Obed became the father of Jesse.
13
k Jesse became the father of Eliab, his firstborn, of Abinadab, the second son, Shimea, the third,l
14
Nethanel, the fourth, Raddai, the fifth,
15
Ozem, the sixth, and David, the seventh.
16
Their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. Zeruiah had three sons: Abishai, Joab, and Asahel.m
17
Abigail bore Amasa, whose father was Jether the Ishmaelite.n
18
* By his wife Azubah, Caleb, son of Hezron, became the father of a daughter, Jerioth. Her sons were Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon.o
19
When Azubah died, Caleb married Ephrath, who bore him Hur.p
20
Hur became the father of Uri, and Uri became the father of Bezalel.q
21
Then Hezron had relations with the daughter of Machir, the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was sixty years old. She bore him Segub.r
22
Segub became the father of Jair, who possessed twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.s
23
Geshur and Aram took from them the villages of Jair, that is, Kenath and its towns, sixty cities in all, which had belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.t
24
After the death of Hezron, Caleb had relations with Ephrathah, the widow of his father Hezron, and she bore him Ashhur, the father of Tekoa.u
25
The sons of Jerahmeel,* the firstborn of Hezron, were Ram, the firstborn, then Bunah, Oren, and Ozem, his brothers.v
26
Jerahmeel also had another wife, named Atarah, who was the mother of Onam.
27
The sons of Ram, the firstborn of Jerahmeel, were Maaz, Jamin, and Eker.
28
The sons of Onam were Shammai and Jada. The sons of Shammai were Nadab and Abishur.
29
Abishur’s wife, who was named Abihail, bore him Ahban and Molid.
30
The sons of Nadab were Seled and Appaim. Seled died childless.
31
The sons of Appaim: Ishi. The sons of Ishi: Sheshan. The sons of Sheshan: Ahlai.w
32
The sons of Jada, the brother of Shammai, were Jether and Jonathan. Jether died childless.
33
The sons of Jonathan were Peleth and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
34
Sheshan had no sons, only daughters; he had an Egyptian slave named Jarha.
35
Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his slave Jarha, and she bore him Attai.
36
Attai became the father of Nathan. Nathan became the father of Zabad.
37
Zabad became the father of Ephlal. Ephlal became the father of Obed.
38
Obed became the father of Jehu. Jehu became the father of Azariah.
39
Azariah became the father of Helez. Helez became the father of Eleasah.
40
Eleasah became the father of Sismai. Sismai became the father of Shallum.
41
Shallum became the father of Jekamiah. Jekamiah became the father of Elishama.
42
The sons of Caleb,* the brother of Jerahmeel: Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph. Then the sons of Mareshah, who was the father of Hebron.
43
The sons of Hebron were Korah, Tappuah, Rekem, and Shema.
44
Shema became the father of Raham, who was the father of Jorkeam. Rekem became the father of Shammai.
45
The son of Shammai: Maon, who was the father of Beth-zur.
46
Ephah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Haran, Moza, and Gazez. Haran became the father of Gazez.
47
The sons of Jahdai were Regem, Jotham, Geshan, Pelet, Ephah, and Shaaph.
48
Maacah, Caleb’s concubine, bore Sheber and Tirhanah.
49
She also bore Shaaph, the father of Madmannah, Sheva, the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea. Achsah was Caleb’s daughter.x
50
These were sons of Caleb, sons of Hur,* the firstborn of Ephrathah: Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim,
51
Salma, the father of Bethlehem, and Hareph, the father of Bethgader.
52
The sons of Shobal, the father of Kiriath-jearim, were Reaiah, half of the Manahathites,
53
and the clans of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites. From these the Zorahites and the Eshtaolites derived.y
54
The sons of Salma were Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-Joab, half of the Manahathites, and the Zorites.
55
The clans of the Sopherim dwelling in Jabez were the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and the Sucathites. They were the Kenites, who descended from Hammath, the ancestor of the Rechabites.z

* [2:3–4:23] The Chronicler had two reasons for placing his genealogy of the tribe of Judah before those of the other tribes, and for making it longer than all the others: his interest in David, who was of the tribe of Judah; and the prominence of descendants of that tribe among the Jews of the Chronicler’s time.

* [2:9] Chelubai: a variant form of the name Caleb (vv. 18, 42), a different person from the Chelub mentioned in 4:11.

* [2:10–17] These verses list the immediate ancestors of David. A similar list appears in Ru 4:18–22.

* [2:18–24] These verses record the descendants of Caleb. In 4:15 as well as frequently in the Pentateuch (see Nm 13:6; 14:6, 30; 26:65; etc.), Caleb is called the son of Jephunneh. Here his father is called Hezron, perhaps because the Calebites were reckoned as part of the clan of the Hezronites.

* [2:25–41] The Jerahmeelites were a clan living in the Negeb of Judah.

* [2:42–49] Another list (see vv. 18–24) of the Calebites, a clan inhabiting the south of Judah.

* [2:50–55] The Hurites were a clan dwelling to the south and west of Jerusalem and related to the Calebites.

a. [2:1] Gn 29:32–35; 30:18, 20; 35:23.

b. [2:2] Gn 30:6, 8, 11, 13, 24; 35:18, 24–26.

c. [2:3] 1 Chr 4:21; Gn 38:1–5; 46:12.

d. [2:4] Gn 38:7, 13–30; 46:12; Mt 1:3.

e. [2:5] Gn 46:12.

f. [2:6] 1 Kgs 5:11.

g. [2:7] Jos 7:1, 18–21, 24–25; 22:20.

h. [2:9] Mt 1:3.

i. [2:10] Mt 1:4.

j. [2:11–12] Nm 1:7; Mt 1:4–5.

k. [2:13–15] 1 Sm 16:6–13; 17:13–14.

l. [2:13] 2 Chr 11:18.

m. [2:16] 2 Sm 2:18.

n. [2:17] 2 Sm 17:25; 19:14; 20:4–13.

o. [2:18] 1 Chr 2:24.

p. [2:19] 1 Chr 2:24.

q. [2:20] Ex 24:14; 31:2; 35:30; 2 Chr 1:5.

r. [2:21] Nm 26:29; 27:1; 32:39; Jos 13:31; Jgs 5:14.

s. [2:22] Nm 32:41; 1 Kgs 4:13.

t. [2:23] Dt 3:14; Jos 13:30.

u. [2:24] 1 Chr 2:19; 2 Sm 14:2; 2 Chr 11:6.

v. [2:25] 1 Sm 27:10; 30:29; Jb 32:2.

w. [2:31] 1 Chr 4:20.

x. [2:49] Jos 15:16; Jgs 1:12.

y. [2:53] Jgs 18:2.

z. [2:55] Nm 24:21; Jgs 1:16; 4:11; 1 Sm 15:6; Jer 35.

1Chronicles Chapter 1 (Bible Marathon Day 169)

1Chronicles Chapter 1 (Bible Marathon Day 169)

From Adam to Abraham.
1
Adam, Seth, Enosh,a
2
Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared,b
3
Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech,c
4
Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.d
5
The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.e
6
The sons of Gomer were Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
7
The sons of Javan were Elishah, Tarshish, the Kittim, and the Rodanim.
8
The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
9
The sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama, and Sabteca. The sons of Raama were Sheba and
Dedan.
10
Cush became the father of Nimrod, who was the first to be a warrior on the earth.f
11
g Mizraim became the father of the Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuhim,
12
Pathrusim, Casluhim, and Caphtorim, from whom the Philistines sprang.
13
Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth,
14
and the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgashites,
15
the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites,
16
the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites.
17
h The sons of Shem were Elam, Asshur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. The sons of Aram were Uz, Hul,
Gether, and Mash.
18
Arpachshad became the father of Shelah, and Shelah became the father of Eber.
19
Two sons were born to Eber; the first was named Peleg (for in his time the world was divided),* and his
brother was named Joktan.
20
Joktan became the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah,
21
Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah,
22
Ebal, Abimael, Sheba,
23
Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab; all these were the sons of Joktan.
24i
Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah,
25
Eber, Peleg, Reu,
26
Serug, Nahor, Terah,
27
Abram, that is, Abraham.j

From Abraham to Jacob.
28The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael.k
29These were their generations:
Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael, then Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,
30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,
31Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. These were the sons of Ishmael.l
32The sons of Keturah, Abraham’s concubine: she bore Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and
Shuah. The sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan.
33The sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the sons of
Keturah.m
34Abraham begot Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.n
35The descendants of Esau were Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Jalam, and Korah.
36The descendants of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zephi, Gatam, Kenaz, Timna, and Amalek.
37The descendants of Reuel were Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.o
38The sons of Seir* were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.
39The sons of Lotan were Hori and Homam; Timna was the sister of Lotan.
40The sons of Shobal were Alian, Manahath, Ebal, Shephi, and Onam. The sons of Zibeon were Aiah and
Anah.
41The sons of Anah: Dishon. The sons of Dishon were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.
42The sons of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan, and Jaakan. The sons of Dishan were Uz and Aran.p
43q The kings who reigned in the land of Edom before the Israelites had kings were the following: Bela, son
of Beor, the name of whose city was Dinhabah.
44When Bela died, Jobab, son of Zerah, from Bozrah, succeeded him as king.r
45When Jobab died, Husham, from the land of the Temanites, succeeded him as king.s
46Husham died and Hadad, son of Bedad, succeeded him as king. He overthrew the Midianites on the
Moabite plateau, and the name of his city was Avith.
47Hadad died and Samlah of Masrekah succeeded him as king.
48Samlah died and Shaul from Rehoboth on the Euphrates succeeded him as king.
49When Shaul died, Baalhanan, son of Achbor, succeeded him as king.
50Baalhanan died and Hadad succeeded him as king. The name of his city was Pai, and his wife’s name
was Mehetabel. She was the daughter of Matred, who was the daughter of Mezahab.
51t After Hadad died, there were chiefs in Edom: the chiefs of Timna, Aliah, Jetheth,
52Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,
53Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar,
54Magdiel, and Iram were the chiefs of Edom.

* [1:1–9:34] The Chronicler’s intention seems to have been to retell, from his particular viewpoint, the story of
God’s people from creation down to his own day. Since his primary interest was the history of David and the
Davidic dynasty of Judah, he hurries through everything that preceded the death of Saul, David’s
predecessor as king, by the use of genealogical lists. The sources for these genealogies are mostly the
books, already largely in their present form in the Chronicler’s time, that eventually formed the Hebrew
canon. For any given portion of these chapters, see the cross-references to their scriptural sources.

* [1:19] Divided: see note on Gn 10:25.

* [1:38] Seir: another name for Esau (v. 35) or Edom (v. 43).

a. [1:1] Gn 5:3, 6, 9.

b. [1:2–4] Gn 5:9–32; 10:2–32.

c. [1:3] Gn 4:24.

d. [1:4] Gn 5:32; 6:10; 9:18.

e. [1:5–7] Gn 10:2–4.

f. [1:10] Gn 10:8.

g. [1:11–16] Gn 10:13–18.

h. [1:17–23] Gn 10:22–29; 11:10–18.

i. [1:24–27] Gn 11:10–26; Lk 3:34–36.

j. [1:27] Gn 17:5; Neh 9:7.

k. [1:28] Gn 16:11, 15; 21:2–3; Gal 4:22–23; Heb 11:11.

l. [1:29–31] Gn 25:13–16.

m. [1:32–33] Gn 25:1–4.

n. [1:34] Gn 21:2–3; 25:19, 25–26; 32:28–29; Mt 1:2; Lk 3:34.

o. [1:35–37] Gn 36:4–5, 10–13, 15–19.

p. [1:38–42] Gn 36:20–28.

q. [1:43–54] Gn 36:31–43.

r. [1:44] Is 34:6; 63:1; Jer 49:13, 22.

s. [1:45] Gn 36:11; Jb 2:11; Jer 49:7, 20.

t. [1:51–54] Gn 36:40–43.

Introduction to Chronicles; Bible Marathon Day 169

The Books of 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles record the history of the *Israelites. These books are about the
same period of time as the Books of 2 Samuel, 1 Kings and 2 Kings.

Chronicles begins at the beginning of the history of humanity, with Adam, and the story is then carried
forward, almost entirely by genealogical lists, down to the founding of the Israelite monarchy (1 Chronicles
1–9). The bulk of the remainder of 1 Chronicles, after a brief account of Saul, is concerned with the reign of
David (1 Chronicles 11–29). The next long section concerns David’s son Solomon (2 Chronicles 1–9), and
the final part is concerned with the kingdom of Judah with occasional references to the kingdom of Israel (2
Chronicles 10–36). In the last chapter Judah is destroyed and the people taken into exile in Babylon, and in
the final verses the Persian king Cyrus conquers Babylon, and authorises the restoration of the Temple in
Jerusalem, and the return of the exiles.[3] (Source: wikipedia)

The structure of 1 Chronicles

Adam to Esau

1 Chronicles 1:1-54

Adam to Noah 1 Chronicles 1:1-3
Noah’s family 1 Chronicles 1:4-23
Shem to Abraham 1 Chronicles 1:24-27
Abraham 1 Chronicles 1:28-34
Esau and Edom 1 Chronicles 1:35-54

The *tribes of *Israel

1 Chronicles 2:1-8:40

The sons of *Israel 1 Chronicles 2:1-2
The *tribe of Judah 1 Chronicles 2:3-4:23
The *tribe of Simeon 1 Chronicles 4:24-43
The *tribe of Reuben 1 Chronicles 5:1-10
The *tribe of Gad 1 Chronicles 5:11-22
The half *tribe of Manasseh east of the river 1 Chronicles 5:23-26
The *tribe of Levi 1 Chronicles 6:1-81
The *tribe of Issachar 1 Chronicles 7:1-5
The *tribe of Benjamin 1 Chronicles 7:6-12
The *tribe of Naphtali 1 Chronicles 7:13
The western half *tribe of Manasseh 1 Chronicles 7:14-19
The *tribe of Ephraim 1 Chronicles 7:20-29
The *tribe of Asher 1 Chronicles 7:30-40
Benjamin to Saul 1 Chronicles 8:1-40

People in Jerusalem

1 Chronicles 9:1-34

The people who lived in Jerusalem 1 Chronicles 9:1-9
The families of the priests 1 Chronicles 9:10-13
The families of the *Levites 1 Chronicles 9:14-34

Saul’s family

1 Chronicles 9:35-44

David becomes king

1 Chronicles 10:1-12:40

The end of Saul’s family 1 Chronicles 10:1-14
All *Israel accepts David as king 1 Chronicles 11:1-12:40

David brings the *ark to Jerusalem

1 Chronicles 13:1-16:43

The first part of the journey 1 Chronicles 13:1-14
The fame of David 1 Chronicles 14:1-17
The *ark comes to Jerusalem 1 Chronicles 15:1-29
The people *worship and praise the *LORD 1 Chronicles 16:1-43

God’s special promise to David

1 Chronicles 17:1-27

The *LORD speaks to David 1 Chronicles 17:1-15
David prays 1 Chronicles 17:16-27

David’s battles

1 Chronicles 18:1-20:8

The *kingdom becomes larger 1 Chronicles 18:1-13
David’s organisation 1 Chronicles 18:14-17
Defeat of the nation called Ammon 1 Chronicles 19:1-20:3
Battles against the *Philistines 1 Chronicles 20:4-8

David prepares for the construction of the *temple

1 Chronicles 21:1-29:30

David’s *sin and God’s goodness 1 Chronicles 21:1-30
David prepares for the *temple 1 Chronicles 22:1-19
Organisation of the *Levites 1 Chronicles 23:1-26:32
Organisation of other leaders 1 Chronicles 27:1-34
Final preparations for the *temple 1 Chronicles 28:1-29:20
Solomon becomes king and the death of David 1 Chronicles 29:21-30