1 Chronicles 9:36 MEANING

1 Chronicles 9:36
(36) Zur.--"Rock," a Divine title. (Comp. Pedahzur, "the Rock hath ransomed;" Zurishaddai, "the Rock is the Lofty One;" if we may connect the difficult Shaddai with the Assyrian term sadu, "mountain." But it seems better to explain it from the root sh?d?h, "to pour out," which is found in Aramaic and Arabic; so that Shaddai would signify "giver of rain." (Comp. Joel 2:23.)

Baal has been compounded with Nadab, to form a single name, Baal-nadab, "Baal is prince." (Comp. Baal-gad, "Baal is Gad;" Baal-hanan, "Baal is bounteous," 1 Chronicles 1:49.) In that case Ner is out of place.

9:1-44 Genealogies. - This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an account of the good state into which the affairs of religion were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge. Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order. Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they rest not day nor night from praising God, Re 4:8. Blessed be His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together, without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.And in Gibeon dwelt the father of Gibeon,.... Whose name is here mentioned, which is not in 1 Chronicles 8:29. Jehiel:

whose wife's name was Maachah; as there, but here called his sister, as a wife sometimes is, Genesis 20:2. From hence to the end of the chapter is a repetition of the ancestors and posterity of Saul king of Israel; which is made to lead on to and connect the following history of the kings of Judah, begun in this book, and carried on in the next unto the Babylonish captivity, see 1 Chronicles 8:29, and the notes there.

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