Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Caleb's Posterity I Chronicles 2

I Chronicles 2:18 "And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth; her sons are these; Jesher, and Shobab and Ardon. v19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur, v20 And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel."

Caleb was of the tribe of Judah. The son of Hezron who was born of Judah's daughter-in-law after Judah's firstborn was killed because he was evil. v3.

I picked out verse 7 from among all the names. Achar was the one who hid stuff in his tent when he was suppose to leave it alone. He was called the 'troubler of Israel'. Not much of a legacy to leave behind.

v7 "And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel who trangressed in the thing accursed."

In the posterity of Jesse who was the grandson of Boaz and Ruth by Obed. You remember how Boaz redeemed Ruth after her mother-in-law brought her back from Moab.

Next I noticed verse 34. "Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an egyptian, whose name was Jarha. v35 And Sheshan gave his dauther to Jarha his servant to wife, and she bare him Attai.

I thought back to the servant who had worked off his servitude but chose to stay with his master and received the mark in his ear. I believe being a servant in Israel was almost like being family. They were commanded to treat their servants well. Here we see that it was no disgrace to give a daughter to marry a servant. That's nice.

(Note: It would help in these studies to understand that the spelling of names change when the recorder is in a different land because of the language influences and the translation.)

Psalm 126:5 "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."

Keywords: Bible Study, Old Testament, Chronicles, Caleb, Judah, Boaz. Digging through the names to find jewels of encouragement.

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