Questions tagged [1-chronicles]

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

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Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?

According to 2 Samuel 24:1 (NRSV) it was the Lord who incited David: Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go, count the people of ...
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Was Abiathar the son of Ahimelech or was Ahimelech the son of Abiathar?

According to the following three verses, Abiathar was the son of Ahimelech: 1 Samuel 22:20. 1 Samuel 23:6. 1 Samuel 30:7. But a couple other passages down the road claim that in fact Ahimelech ...
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To whom does the anointed refer in 1st Chronicles 16:22?

In 1st Chronicles 16:22 it says: (interlinear English/Hebrew) Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm. — NASB The phrase seems to be a quote pulled from an unknown source, used ...
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Missing or incorrect genealogy information for Samuel?

First, the verses: 1 Samuel 1:1 (ESV) There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an ...
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Was the books of Kings the source of the Chronicles, or vice versa?

1Ki 12:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king. 2 Chr 10:1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had gone to Shechem to make him king. 1Ki 12:2 So ...
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What is the name of Joseph's Tribe

In the list of 12 Jewish tribes, which corresponds to Joseph? Out of the 12 tribe names, nothing is similar to the name Joseph. For example, in 1 Chronicles 12:23-39 the divisions in David's forces ...
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David's son(s) Eliphelet

I came across 1 Chronicles 3:6 and 1 Chronicles 3:8 today, which discusses some of David's children. The translation I was reading has 2 instances of the name Eliphelet. I noticed that some ...
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In 1 Chron 17:5 why does God say He moved from 'Tent to Tent & from tabernacle to tabernacle' since from Exodus 25:40 He had one unique tent?

1 Chronicles 17 5 for I have not dwelt in a house since the day that I brought up Israel, unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another. 6 In all places ...
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Assyrian Invasions of Israel

Previous to the fall of Samaria, Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria made several excursions into Israel. The biblical records mention three: The first was against Menahem (2 Kings 15:19-20) but he was ‘...
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Reuben lay with Bilhah. Did Naphtali too?

Genesis 35:22 states that Reuben lay with Bilhah: It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it. (NASB) ...
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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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How to handle the verb in 1 Chronicles 28:19?

While reading 1 Chronicles 28:19, part of the Hebrew gave me troubles. Likewise, it is handled differently across translations. "All this," said David, "the LORD made me understand in ...
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How do we understand "prayer of Jabez" in 1 Chr 4:9-10?

1 Chr 4:9-10 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You ...
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Two Jozabad's in 1 Chronicles 12:20?

I found this interesting and wondered if anyone had anything to say about it. 1 Chronicles 12 20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, ...
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Why does 1 Chronicles 6 not mention Meraioth?

1 Chronicles 6 does not mention Meraioth who is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 9:11 and Nehemiah 11:11: 1 Chr 6 1 Chr 9:11 -------- ----------- 6 Meraioth Amariah 7 Ahitub ...
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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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What did Jesus mean by "the queen of the South"?

Answering a different question, I noticed this passage: Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and ...
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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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(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 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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Can differences in the line of Zerubbabel in the genealogies of Jesus in Matthew & Luke be reconciled with each other and with 1 Chronicles 3:17-24?

Zerubbabel was mentioned in both Matthew and Luke as an ancestor of Jesus. But the texts present two problems for me: How does Jesus's genealogy diverge at Solomon/Nathan, converge on Shealtiel and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Was Jabez asking God to keep him from harm or from evil/sin?

1 Chronicles 4:10 [NIV] Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there Israelites in Egypt in 1 Chronicles 13:5?

1 Chronicles 13:5 So David assembled all Israel, from the Shihor River in Egypt to Lebo Hamath, to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim. Are there Israelites in Egypt at this time?
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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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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 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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What was Joab's contingency plan in 1 Chronicles 19:12?

1 Chronicles 19: 10When Joab saw the battle lines before him and behind him, he selected some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Arameans. 11And he placed the rest of the forces ...
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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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Why did God punish David for numbering Israel? [duplicate]

In 1 Chronicles Chapter 21 it is written: And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. What was the great sin that david did in numbering Israel, and why is this sin ...