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1 Chronicles 7:6

    1 Chronicles 7:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The sons of Benjamin: Bela and Becher and Jediael, three.

    Webster's Revision

    The sons of Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    World English Bible

    [The sons of] Benjamin: Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 7:6

    The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher and Jediael - In Genesis 46:21, ten sons of Benjamin are reckoned; viz., Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Eri, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard. In Numbers 26:38, etc., five sons only of Benjamin are mentioned, Bela, Ashbel, Ahiram, Shupham, and Hupham: and Ard and Naaman are there said to be the sons of Bela; consequently grandsons of Benjamin. In the beginning of the following chapter, five sons of Benjamin are mentioned, viz., Bela, Ashbel, Aharah, Nohah, and Rapha; where also Addar, Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, a second Gera, Shephuphan, and Huram, are all represented as grandsons, not sons, of Benjamin: hence we see that in many cases grandsons are called sons, and both are often confounded in the genealogical tables. To attempt to reconcile such discrepancies would be a task as endless as it would be useless. The rabbins say that Ezra, who wrote this book, did not know whether some of these were sons or grandsons; and they intimate also that the tables from which he copied were often defective, and here we must leave all such matters.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 7:6

    Three - In Genesis, ten "sons" of Benjamin are mentioned; in Numbers, five (marginal references). Neither list, however, contains Jediael who was perhaps a later chieftain. If so, "son" as applied to him means only "descendant."

    It is conjectured that Becher has disappeared from the lists in 1 Chronicles 8 and in Numbers, because he, or his heir, married an Ephraimite heiress, and that his house thus passed over in a certain sense into the tribe of Ephraim, in which the "Bachrites" are placed in Numbers Num 26:35. He retains, however, his place here, because, by right of blood, he really belonged to Benjamin.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 7:6

    7:6 Three - They were ten, Gen 46:25, and five of them are named, chap.1Ch 8:1, but here only three are mentioned, either because these were most eminent; or because the other families are now extinct.