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1 Chronicles 7

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Issachar’s Descendants

7:1 The sons of Issachar:

Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron – four in all.

7:2 The sons of Tola:

Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Jibsam, 1  and Samuel. 2  They were leaders of their families. 3  In the time of David there were 22,600 warriors listed in Tola’s genealogical records. 4 

7:3 The son 5  of Uzzi:

Izrachiah.

The sons of Izrahiah:

Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Isshiah. All five were leaders.

7:4 According to the genealogical records of their families, they had 36,000 warriors available for battle, for they had numerous wives and sons. 6  7:5 Altogether the genealogical records of the clans of Issachar listed 87,000 warriors. 7 

Benjamin’s Descendants

7:6 The sons of Benjamin: 8 

Bela, Beker, and Jediael – three in all.

7:7 The sons of Bela:

Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri. The five of them were leaders of their families. There were 22,034 warriors listed in their genealogical records.

7:8 The sons of Beker:

Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alameth. All these were the sons of Beker. 7:9 There were 20,200 family leaders and warriors listed in their genealogical records.

7:10 The son 9  of Jediael:

Bilhan.

The sons of Bilhan:

Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kenaanah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 7:11 All these were the sons of Jediael. Listed in their genealogical records were 17,200 family leaders and warriors who were capable of marching out to battle.

7:12 The Shuppites and Huppites were descendants of Ir; the Hushites were descendants of Aher. 10 

Naphtali’s Descendants

7:13 The sons of Naphtali:

Jahziel, 11  Guni, Jezer, and Shallum 12  – sons of Bilhah.

Manasseh’s Descendants

7:14 The sons of Manasseh:

Asriel, who was born to Manasseh’s Aramean concubine. 13  She also gave birth to Makir the father of Gilead. 7:15 Now Makir married a wife from the Huppites and Shuppites. 14  (His sister’s name was Maacah.)

Zelophehad was Manasseh’s second son; 15  he had only daughters.

7:16 Maacah, Makir’s wife, gave birth to a son, whom she named Peresh. His brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rekem.

7:17 The son 16  of Ulam:

Bedan.

These were the sons of Gilead, son of Makir, son of Manasseh. 7:18 His sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah.

7:19 The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.

Ephraim’s Descendants

7:20 The descendants of Ephraim:

Shuthelah, his son Bered, his son Tahath, his son Eleadah, his son Tahath, 7:21 his son Zabad, his son Shuthelah

(Ezer and Elead were killed by the men of Gath, who were natives of the land, when they went down to steal their cattle. 7:22 Their father Ephraim mourned for them many days and his brothers came to console him. 7:23 He had sexual relations with his wife; she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. Ephraim 17  named him Beriah because tragedy had come to his family. 18  7:24 His daughter was Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon, as well as Uzzen Sheerah),

7:25 his 19  son Rephah, his son Resheph, 20  his son Telah, his son Tahan, 7:26 his son Ladan, his son Ammihud, his son Elishama, 7:27 his son Nun, 21  and his son Joshua.

7:28 Their property and settlements included Bethel 22  and its surrounding towns, Naaran to the east, Gezer and its surrounding towns to the west, and Shechem and its surrounding towns as far as Ayyah and its surrounding towns. 7:29 On the border of Manasseh’s territory were Beth-Shean 23  and its surrounding towns, Taanach and its surrounding towns, Megiddo 24  and its surrounding towns, and Dor and its surrounding towns. The descendants of Joseph, Israel’s son, lived here.

Asher’s Descendants

7:30 The sons of Asher:

Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Serah was their sister.

7:31 The sons of Beriah:

Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzaith.

7:32 Heber was the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and Shua their sister.

7:33 The sons of Japhlet:

Pasach, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These were Japhlet’s sons.

7:34 The sons of his brother 25  Shemer: 26 

Rohgah, Hubbah, 27  and Aram.

7:35 The sons of his brother Helem: 28 

Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.

7:36 The sons of Zophah:

Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 7:37 Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, 29  and Beera.

7:38 The sons of Jether:

Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.

7:39 The sons of Ulla:

Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.

7:40 All these were the descendants of Asher. They were the leaders of their families, the most capable men, who were warriors and served as head chiefs. There were 26,000 warriors listed in their genealogical records as capable of doing battle. 30 

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1 tn Many English versions spell this name “Ibsam.”

2 tn Many English versions retain a form of this name closer to the Hebrew, i.e., “Shemuel.”

3 tn Heb “heads of the house of their fathers.”

4 tn Heb “to Tola [there were] warriors by their generations, their number in the days of David [was] 22,600.”

5 tn The Hebrew text has the plural “sons,” but only one son is listed.

6 tn Heb “and unto them by their generations to the house of their fathers [were] troops of war of battle, 36,000, for they had many wives and sons.”

7 tn Heb “and their brothers, according to all the clans of Issachar, the warriors [were] 87,000 listed in the genealogical records for all.”

8 tc The Hebrew text has simply “Benjamin,” but בְּנֵי (bÿney, “sons of”) has dropped out by haplography (בְּנֵי בִּנְיָמִן, bÿney binyamin).

9 tn The Hebrew text has the plural “sons,” but only one son is listed.

10 tn The name “Aher” appears as “Ahiram” in Num 26:38.

11 tn The name “Jahziel” appears as “Jahzeel” in Gen 46:24.

12 tc Most Hebrew mss read “Shallum”; some Hebrew mss and some LXX mss read “Shillem,” the form of the name that appears in Gen 46:24 and Num 26:49.

13 sn See the note on the word “concubine” in 1:32.

14 tn Some translations treat the terms שֻׁפִּים (shuppim) and חֻפִּים (khuppim) as proper names of individuals (“Huppim” and “Shuppim”), but others consider these forms to be plurals and refer to tribal or clan names.

15 tn Heb “and the name of the second was Zelophehad.”

16 tn The Hebrew text has the plural “sons,” but only one son is listed.

17 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Ephraim) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

18 tn Heb “because in tragedy there had come to his house.” The preposition prefixed to רָעָה (raah) should probably be omitted. The Hebrew noun רָעָה (“tragedy”) should be understood as the subject of the feminine verb form that follows.

19 tn The antecedent of the pronoun “his” is not clear. The translation assumes that v. 25 resumes the list of Ephraim’s descendants (see vv. 20-21a) after a lengthy parenthesis (vv. 21b-24).

20 tc The Hebrew text has simply “Resheph,” but the phrase “his son” has probably been accidentally omitted, since the names before and after this one include the phrase.

21 tn Heb “Non” (so KJV, NASB; cf. Exod 33:11, where the more familiar spelling “Nun” occurs).

22 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

23 tn “Beth Shean” is a variant spelling of “Beth Shan.”

24 map For location see Map1 D4; Map2 C1; Map4 C2; Map5 F2; Map7 B1.

25 tc The Hebrew text has אֲחִי (’akhiy, “the brother of”), but this should probably be emended to אֲחִיו (’akhiyv, “his brother”). Cf. v. 35. Most English versions treat this Hebrew word as a proper name (“Ahi”) and list it before “Rohgah.”

26 tn Or “Shomer,” cf. v. 32.

27 tc “Hubbah” is the marginal reading (Qere); the consonantal text (Kethib) has “Jachbah.”

28 tn Or “Hotham,” cf. v. 32.

29 tn The name “Ithran” is sometimes understood to be another name for “Jether” (v. 38).

30 tn Heb “all these were the sons of Asher, heads of the house of the fathers, selected, warriors, heads of the leaders, and there was listed in the genealogical records in war, in battle, their number, men, 26,000.”



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