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The first book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel in the Old Testament.

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How many mighty warriors did David have? 37 or 53?

2 Samuel 23 was likely recorded at the end of David's reign and it records 37 mighty men and guards 2 Samuel 23:1 (NKJV): "Now these are the last words of David..." 2 Samuel 23:39 (NKJV): ...
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1 Chronicles 21, 1-2: David's numbering of Israel: is it a sin?

In 1 Chronicles 21,1-2, David is tempted by Satan to number Israel: And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, ...
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In 1 Chr. 16:39, why did the Israelites worship at the Tabernacle in Gibeon when the Ark was in Jerusalem?

1 Chr. 15:1-16:36 details King David's efforts to move the Ark of the Covenant Jerusalem, and describes it being brought into the city. Then, 1 Chr. 37, 39-40 states that: David left Asaph and his ...
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Did Sheshan (1 Chronicles 2) have sons or not?

I recently stumbled upon the following verses in 1 Chronicles 2 (ESV). (I highlighted the confusing, seemingly contradicting, parts in v31 and v34.) 31 The son of Appaim: Ishi. The son of Ishi: ...
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Understanding 1 Chr. 17:21 (2 Sam. 7:23) & Ams. 9:7, "What other nation have you redeemed?"

In David's prayer of thanks to God in 1 Chronicles 17:16-27 (2 Samuel 7:23), David asks, seemingly implying that no other nation has been redeemed by God: And what one nation on the earth is like ...
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How do we reconcile 1st Chronicles 18:4 with 2nd Samuel 8:4?

“Then David defeated Hadadezer, the son of Rehob king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the Euphrates River. from him 1,700 horsemen and twenty thousand foot soldiers; and David hamstrung ...
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Does the grammatical context of 1 Chronicles 29:10 allow for it to be declaring that God is our Father?

Hebrew Grammatical Background: One thing I have learned in Hebrew class is that construct chains link nouns together in a genitive relationship. Nouns that follow the chain may not be technically ...
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Are those names the same? Shuppim and Huppim - Shupham and Hupham - Shephuphan and Huram - Muppim and Huppim

The following names are said to be the same by some, and sometimes two or three of them are the same person, and the resources and dictionaries vary a lot. I read an article mentioning them, but I ...
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Did David choose the pestilence in 1 Chronicles 21:13?

After having sinned David is given three options from which to choose 1 Chronicles 21:12 NLT You may choose three years of famine, three months of destruction by your enemies, or three days of severe ...
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In 1 Chronicles 4:39, where is Gedor located?

39 And they went to the entrance of Gedor, even unto the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks. 40 And they found fat pasture and good, and the land was wide, and quiet, and ...
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The birthright was Joseph’s?

1 Chronicles 5:2 yet Judah prevailed over his brothers, and from him came a ruler, although the birthright was Joseph’s- My understanding is the birthright goes to the firstborn of the first wife, ...
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What does it mean עָלַ֤ to be used instead of אֶל in 1 Chronicles 22:8?

1 Chronicles 22:8 But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood ...
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Why are groups in 1 Chronicles 25 always twelve in number

The sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun are 24 in number as described in 1 Chronicle 25. And lots are drawn for these sons to take their place in the order of temple maintenance and worship. There is ...
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In 1 Chronicles 22, is David lying when he says that the Lord said that he was barred from building the house of God because he was a man of war?

1 Chronicles 22:6-11 (KJV) 6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and charged him to build an house for the Lord God of Israel. 7 And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to ...
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Trying to understand 1st Chronicles 23:21-23 lawful marriage or no?

The NASB1995 puts it this way: “The sons of Merari were Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli were Eleazar and Kish. Eleazar died and had no sons, but daughters only, so their brothers, the sons of Kish,...
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Difference in Names between Douay-Rheims and King James

I use BibleHub.com which provides Greek and Hebrew presumably original texts. I like the Douay-Rheims Bible (DRB) because, on casual observation, it seems closer usually to the original. That is, it ...
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Why is this quote applied to the Son?

“I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son. When he commits iniquity, I will discipline him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men,” ‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ Or “I will be ...
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What does "Solomon sitting on the throne of Jehovah" mean? 1 Chronicles 29:23

1 Chronicles 29:23 ASV Then Solomon sat on the throne of Jehovah as king instead of David his father, and prospered; and all Israel obeyed him. Does this verse mean that Solomon sat on God's chair ...
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Why would being a "man of war" prevent David from building the temple of God (1 Chron. 22:8, 29:3, 1 Kings 8:18-19)?

There are several instances in the Old Testament (and one or two in the N/T) where we read that David was not allowed to build a temple for God: 1 Chronicles 22:8: "But the word of the LORD came ...
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Were Perez and Zerah legitimate children of Judah?

“His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.” ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭ The circumstances surrounding Tamar on the one hand appear to indicate the children were ...
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Why did King David not drink הֲדַ֣ם הָאֲנָשִׁים "The-Blood of The-Men" in [1 Chronicles 11:19]?

1 Chronicles 11:19 documents David's respectful response to three mighty men who brought him water from Bethlehem : [1 Chronicles 11:19] For he said, “God forbid that I should do this! Can I drink ...
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Who led David to number Israel God or Satan? [duplicate]

In 2 Samuel 24:1 it says that the Lord God himself led or tempted David to number Israel but 1 Chronicles 21:1 says that the Devil himself did, is this a contradiction? and if no, then how could we as ...
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In 1 chronicles 26:20 why is the Septuagint translation different

1 chronicles 26:20 Their fellow Levites were in charge of the treasuries of the house of God and the treasuries for the dedicated things. The Septuagint says 1 chronicles 26:20 As for the Levites, ...
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What is so scary about a spear like a weaver's rod?

1 Chronicles 11:23 [NIV] ~ And he struck down an Egyptian who was five cubits tall. Although the Egyptian had a spear like a weaver's rod in his hand, Benaiah went against him with a club. He snatched ...
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1 Chronicles 20:3a KJV vs NKJV

1 Chronicles 20:3a King James Bible And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. New King James Version And he brought out the ...
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Evidence that Shallum is king Jehoahaz?

In 1 Chronicles 3:15 we find a list of king Josiah's four sons: The sons of Josiah: Johanan the firstborn, Jehoiakim the second son, Zedekiah the third, Shallum the fourth. Then in Jeremiah 22:11-12 ...
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How many sons did Jesse have?

In 1 Samuel 16:10 (NASB) So Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” The wording in 1 Samuel 16 gives space for Jesse to have had ...
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Did the Levites fight in David's wars?

According to 1 Chronicles 12 some Levites went to join David in his fight against raiding parties and turning the kingdom over to him. 1 Chronicles 12:26 NIV 26 from Levi—4,600, 27 including Jehoiada, ...
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Were there two tabernacles in David's time?

During the time of David and Solomon, the original Tabernacle of the Lord made by Moses was located in Gibeon (ex. 1 Ch 16:39, 21:29). But in 2 Sam 6:17 and 1 Ch 16:1, it said David moved the ark into ...
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Israelite covenant: everlasting or obsolete?

1 Chronicles 16:6-7,14-18 (NIV) says that the Israelite covenant is everlasting: 6 and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God. 7 Then ...
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Why does 1 Chronicles say that Saul didn't inquire of God before consulting the medium?

1 Chronicles 10:13-14 records that Saul did not inquire of the Lord before seeing the medium: Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord; he did not keep the word of the Lord and even consulted ...
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They made Solomon the son of David king the second time. How?

1 Chronicles 29:22 And they ate and drank before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and they anointed him as prince for the LORD, ...
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What is the meaning of "Dishon" in 1 Chronicles 1:38?

1 Chronicles 1:38 English Standard Version The sons of Seir: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. Dishon, וְדִישֹׁ֥ן (wə·ḏî·šōn) Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine ...
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Who is God referencing in 1 Chronicles 17:13?

Regarding the Ivri (עִבְרִי) / Hebrew (ἑβραιου) text of 1 Chronicles 17:13 - God reveals a message about 2 individuals to the prophet Nathan (Natan, נָתָ֖ן). 1 Chronicles 17:13 [MT] "I shall be to ...
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Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? This is a contradiction [duplicate]

Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel? God did (2 Samuel 24: 1) Satan did (I Chronicles 21:1)
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David's census of Israel

David ordered Joab to take a census of Israel. 1 Chronicles 21:5 gives 1.1 million as the census results but 2 Samuel 24:9 says 1.3 million. Why the discrepancy
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Shields of Judah

1 Kings 14:27 and 2 Chronicles 12:10 state that King Rehoboam made bronze shields to replace the golden ones that King David had made because the golden ones were taken away. In 2 Kings 11:10 and 2 ...
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Why are there two Shimei's mentioned in 1 Chronicles 23 verses 9 and 10?

The genealogies and lists of names are sometimes very hard to follow in the Old Testament. In this instance, there are two names spelled exactly the same in two consecutive verses. At the end of ...
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Was Jashobeam, the son of a Hachmonite, chief of the thirty(30) or was it Abshai the brother of Joab?

Could someone please explain why the bible verses contradict when it comes to associating the title of "chief of the thirty" to 2 different people? 1 Chronicles 11:11 New American Standard Bible (...
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(1 Chronicles 1) Why is Seir ancestorial lineage Missing from amongst the Adamic lineal descendants lineage description?

--Why does Seir's name Abruptly show up as the various Adamic lineal descendants lineage are being described? In other words, who are the ancestors of Seir? 1 Chronicles 1:34-42 (NASB) 34 Abraham ...
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Why does 1 Kings 15:5 say David did not turn from the commands of the Lord except in the Uriah case?

1 Kings 15:5 NIV 5 For David had done what was right in the eyes of the Lord and had not failed to keep any of the Lord’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite. ...
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Why does 1 Chronicles 23 not mention Korah son of Izhar?

1 Chronicles 23:18 After separating into divisions the sons of Levi—namely Gershon, Kohath, and Merari—King David appoints them different duties. Of all the three sons of Levi, their direct ...
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What is the correct translation of 1 Chronicles 23:13?

The King James Version (ed. 1769) translates 1 Chronicles 23:13 as follows: The sons of Amram; Aaron and Moses: and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his ...
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What does the Chronicler accomplish by saying "offspring of Israel" instead of "offspring of Abraham" as found in Psalm 105?

In the account of David bringing the Ark to Jerusalem, Chronicles states on that day David appointed Asaph to sing praises: Then on that day David first appointed that thanksgiving be sung to the ...
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What was it that only the children of Issachar knew that Israel ought to do? (1 Chronicles 12:32)

1 Chronicles 12:32 seems to present the children of Issachar as a tribe that had understanding of the times. Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, ...
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Textual Criticism of 2 Samuel 23:8 and 1 Chronicles 11:11

2 Samuel 23:8 אלה שמות הגברים אשר לדוד ישב בשבת תחכמני ראש השלשי הוא עדינו העצנו על־שמנה מאות חלל בפעם אחד ס These are the names of David’s mighty warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, a Tahkemonite, ...
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Why did God not punish David as well in the incident of Uzza in 1 Chronicle 13:7-10?

David initial organises a new cart to carry the ark which is against the law which subsequently leads to the death of Uzza.Since David had been a contemporary of Samuel the prophet he was familiar ...
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Why is Elkanah said to be an Ephraimite?

1 Samuel 1 [1]Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an ...
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Why did the 1000 commanders from Naphtali in 1 Chronicles 12 only bring an average of 37 people each?

1 Chronicles 12:34 recorded that 1000 commanders from Naphtali joined David, bringing 37,000 troops with them. That means that each commander only brought an average of 37 people with them. Why is ...
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Was Uriah the Hittite part of David's inner circle?

1 Chronicles 11:41 lists Uriah the Hittite as one of David's mighty men. Would this indicate a relationship with David prior to the incident with Uriah's wife? How well would they have known each ...
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