1 Chronicles 8:39 MEANING

1 Chronicles 8:39
(39) Eshek his brother--that is, the brother of Azel, and son of Eleasah (1 Chronicles 8:37). The elder line is first developed.

Verse 39. - The name Ulam is found also among the descendants of Gilead, grandson of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:17).

8:1-40 Genealogies. - Here is a larger list of Benjamin's tribe. We may suppose that many things in these genealogies, which to us seem difficult, abrupt, and perplexed, were plain and easy at that time, and fully answered the intention for which they were published. Many great and mighty nations then were in being upon earth, and many illustrious men, whose names are now wholly forgotten; while the names of multitudes of the Israel of God are here kept in everlasting remembrance. The memory of the just is blessed.And the sons of Eshek his brother,.... The brother of Azel; who he was is not known, unless he is the same with Elasah, as is conjectured:

were Ulam his firstborn, Jehush the second, and Eliphelet the third.

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