Judah’s genealogy is concluded. The genealogy of Simeon is listed, and the tribe’s dwelling place, chieftains, and battle reports are all enumerated.
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.
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
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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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