1 Chronicles 4: Supplementary Records of Judah & Simeon
Comment: The recorder-compiler
backtracks to either supplement earlier information or follow
other clans from Judah, not previously covered because they were
not part of the covenant chosen line. Simeon may be included because
of their closeness to Judah [being to the south of the two tribes
of the southern kingdom] to emphasize their distinction.]
Other clans of Judah
descendants of Judah :
Karmi, Hur and Shobal.
son of Shobal was the father of Jahath, and Jahath the father
of Ahumai and Lahad. These were the clans of the Zorathites.
were the sons of Etam:
Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.
was the father of Gedor, and Ezer the father of Hushah.
were the descendants of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah and father
the father of Tekoa had two wives, Helah and Naarah.
bore him Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari. These were the
descendants of Naarah.
sons of Helah:
Koz, who was the father of Anub and Hazzobebah and of the clans
of Aharhel son of Harum.
The other branches
of Judah's non-covenantal lines.]
The Prayer of Jabez
was more honourable than his brothers. His mother had named him
Jabez, saying, I gave birth to him in pain.'
cried out to the God of Israel, Oh, that you would bless me and
enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from
harm so that I will be free from pain.' And God granted his request.
Jabez, whose name
appears nowhere else stands out for the prayer he apparently prayed.
The importance of individuals is recognized when they stand out.]
Shuhah's brother, was the father of Mehir, who was the father
was the father of Beth Rapha, Paseah and Tehinnah the father of
Ir Nahash. These were the men of Rekah.
sons of Kenaz:
sons of Othniel:
was the father of Ophrah.
was the father of Joab,
father of Ge Harashim. It was called this because its people were
sons of Caleb son of Jephunneh:
Elah and Naam.
son of Elah:
sons of Jehallelel:
Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel.
sons of Ezrah:
Mered, Epher and Jalon. One of Mered's wives gave birth to Miriam,
Shammai and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
wife from the tribe of Judah gave birth to Jered the father of
Gedor, Heber the father of Soko, and Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah.)
These were the children of Pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, whom Mered
sons of Hodiah's wife, the sister of Naham:
father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maakathite.
sons of Shimon:
Rinnah, Ben-Hanan and Tilon.
descendants of Ishi:
sons of Shelah son of Judah:
the father of Lekah, Laadah the father of Mareshah and the clans
of the linen workers at Beth Ashbea,
the men of Kozeba, and Joash and Saraph, who ruled in Moab and
Jashubi Lehem. (These records are from ancient times.)
were the potters who lived at Netaim and Gederah; they stayed
there and worked for the king.
of Judah's line following the non-covenantal lines.]
descendants of Simeon:
Jamin, Jarib, Zerah and Shaul;
was Shaul's son, Mibsam his son and Mishma his son.
descendants of Mishma:
his son, Zakkur his son and Shimei his son.
had sixteen sons and six daughters, but his brothers did not have
many children; so their entire clan did not become as numerous
as the people of Judah.
lived in Beersheba, Moladah, Hazar Shual,
Markaboth, Hazar Susim, Beth Biri and Shaaraim. These were their
towns until the reign of David.
surrounding villages were Etam, Ain, Rimmon, Token and Ashan
all the villages around these towns as far as Baalath. These were
their settlements. And they kept a genealogical record.
Jamlech, Joshah son of Amaziah,
Jehu son of Joshibiah, the son of Seraiah, the son of Asiel,
Elioenai, Jaakobah, Jeshohaiah, Asaiah, Adiel, Jesimiel, Benaiah,
Ziza son of Shiphi, the son of Allon, the son of Jedaiah, the
son of Shimri, the son of Shemaiah.
men listed above by name were leaders of their clans. Their families
they went to the outskirts of Gedor to the east of the valley
in search of pasture for their flocks.
found rich, good pasture, and the land was spacious, peaceful
and quiet. Some Hamites had lived there formerly.
men whose names were listed came in the days of Hezekiah king
of Judah. They attacked the Hamites in their dwellings and also
the Meunites who were there and completely destroyed them, as
is evident to this day. Then they settled in their place, because
there was pasture for their flocks.
five hundred of these Simeonites, led by Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah
and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, invaded the hill country of Seir.
killed the remaining Amalekites who had escaped, and they have
lived there to this day.
As noted at the
beginning of the chapter, Simeon may be included because of their
closeness to Judah [being to the south of the two tribes of the
southern kingdom] to emphasize their distinction.]