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Song of Solomon
Genesis 46:23 MEANING
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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers
has one son, Hushim, called Shuham in
. No genealogy of this tribe is given in Chronicles.
And the sons of Dan; Hushim
- "Those who make haste" (Gesenius); designated Shuham in
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
46:5-27 We have here a particular account of Jacob's family. Though the fulfilling of promises is always sure, yet it is often slow. It was now 215 years since God had promised Abraham to make of him a great nation, ch. 12:2; yet that branch of his seed, to which the promise was made sure, had only increased to seventy, of whom this particular account is kept, to show the power of God in making these seventy become a vast multitude.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
And the sons of Dan, Hushim. He had but one son, wherefore the plural is put for the singular, see
; Aben Ezra thinks he had two sons, and that one of them was dead, and therefore not mentioned; but the other way best accounts for the expression; though, as Schmidt observes, the plural may be indefinitely put, and the sense be this, as for the sons of Dan, there was only one, whose name was Hushim. Dan was a son of Jacob by Bilhah, Rachel's maid, as the following was another.
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