1 Chronicles 4 – “Judah’s Genealogy (concluded); The Genealogy of Simeon”

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Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
Judah’s genealogy is concluded. The genealogy of Simeon is listed, and the tribe’s dwelling place, chieftains, and battle reports are all enumerated.

II. Photo
A few professionals are specified: “The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er father of Lecah, Laadah father of Mareshah, and the families of the linen factory at Beth-ashbea.” (v. 21)

III. Important Verses
v. 1: The sons of Judah: Perez, Hezron, Carmi, Hur, and Shobal.
v. 14: Hathath and Meonothai. He begot Ophrah. Seraiah begot Joab father of Ge-harashim, so-called because they were craftsmen.
v. 21: The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er father of Lecah, Laadah father of Mareshah, and the families of the linen factory at Beth-ashbea.
v. 23: These were the potters who dwelt at Netaim and Gederah; they dwelt there in the king’s service.

IV. Outline

1-23. Geneaology of Judah (concluded)
    1. The sons of Judah
    2-7. The children of Hur
    8-20. Assorted geneaologies
    21-23. The children of Shela, son of Judah
24-43. Geneaology of Simeon
    24. Simeon’s sons
    25-33. Shaul’s sons, cities, and towns
    34-38. Tribal chieftains
    39-43. Battle reports

V. Comment
No comment today. Stay tuned.

VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
De Vries, Simon J. “1 and 2 Chronicles,” The Forms of Old Testament Literature vol. 11 (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1989).
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