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The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua ° the Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the LORD; and he slew him.
And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.
And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.
The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab, and Ardon.
And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur.
And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was threescore years old; and she bare him Segub.
And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.
And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.
And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid.
And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children.
And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai.
And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian, whose name was Jarha.
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.
Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema.
And the son of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Bethzur.
And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.
She bare also Shaaph the father of Madmannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Caleb was Achsa.
These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjathjearim,
And the families of Kirjathjearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites.
The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites.
And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:1 the sons of Israel. I Chronicles 2–8 give the descendants of the sons of Jacob, beginning not with Reuben but with Judah. However, for reasons not stated, the genealogies of Dan and Zebulun were not included. Both of these are listed in the divisions of the land in the future millennial age (Ezekiel 48:1,26).

2:6 Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara. These four descendants of Zerah (probably not his immediate sons) became noted as musicians and sages (I Kings 4:31).

2:7 Achar. This is the same as Achan, whose greed caused great trouble for Joshua and the Israelites at Jericho (Joshua 7:18-24).

2:10 Nahshon. Nahshon was “prince of the children of Judah” during the early part of the wilderness period (Numbers 1:7; 7:12).

2:16 Abigail. Another of David’s sisters, Abigail, was the mother of Amasa, who became Absalom’s general when Absalom rebelled against David. See II Samuel 17:25. However, Abigail was only a half-sister to David. Amasa’s father Jether is called both an Israelite and an Ishmaelite, indicating either that he was of mixed parentage or else that he was an Ishmaelite proselyte to Israel’s faith.

2:16 three. It is noteworthy that three of David’s most conspicuous generals were his own nephews. Abishai, Joab and Asahel were all sons of his sister Zeruiah. Note II Samuel 2:18.

2:18 Caleb the son of Hezron. This Caleb (same as Chelubai in I Chronicles 2:9) is probably not the same Caleb as the companion of Joshua who had served as one of the twelve spies and who later was a hero of the conquest. The father of that Caleb was “Jephunneh the Kenezite” (Joshua 14:6). Still another Caleb is mentioned in I Chronicles 2:50.

2:55 families of the scribes. Evidently the scribes, whose duties included copying the Scriptures, were organized in “families,” or groups, in order to help insure accuracy of copying.

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