Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Children of Jacob I Chronicles 7


I Chronicles 7:5 "And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand."

Chapter 7 goes down a list of some of Jacob's children with their genealogy and a brief description. For the most part, this seems to be a record of the fighting men of Israel.


v9 "And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred."


v13 "The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.


v14 "The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead;"


v21 "And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle."

Remember Gath was where the giants were living.


v40 "All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that went apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men."

It is not said of all, but of these it is said that they were men of valor, mighty and fighting men. Israel knew where to get an army when it was needed.

Psalm 11:4 "Riches profit not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death."

Keywords: genealogies, Israel, Issacahr, Benjamin, Ephraim, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Bible Study, Old Testament, Chronicles. A list of some of the tribes with their numbers.

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