First Book of Chronicles - Ferrar Fenton Bible Translation page 941

The Psalms, Solomon and Sacred Writers




INrR0m;c·r<>m· Nora. The beinninof h gg Cronicles is not a Hiszory up tothe end of Ch. g, which closes a series of edigrees of noble families in Israel, but as they are not arranged in Chronological orderand afll f ii , re uorepettons, it is almost impossible to comprehend them as to historical itlh mpor. Ony ere and there we see curious and interesting historical and etlmologic com- titdiCh mens nsere, as n . 4, vv. 21-23, 1 Chron. and Ch. 4, v. 3g, Ch. 5, all through, Ch. 7 , vv. 3--5, Ch. 8, vv. 8-%, Ch. g, vv. 1-zo, &c., intimazing that a Negro population preceded the Hbl erews, ateast in t e S0uth—Eastern part of the country th d, and allud ey conquerein to various colonizing expeditions not mentioned in the history of the judges or Kings. gut, owinto thhlil g e cronoogcaconfusion of the author, it is difficult to Hx the dates. Some were evidently close after joshua, others in the anarchy after his death till the rise of Samuel and Saul, and others even after the period of Nebukadnezzafs ravages. Then the Pedigrees sometimes start at Sinai, and sometimes at the period of Samuel and David; others again in hdf E te ays ozra, and Nehemiah, as far as I can trace, and at the end of them we hark back to the defeat of Saul at Gilboa, beginning at Ch. 10, which begins the real History, but of the Hf ouse oDavid only, not of Israel as a Race. babl* comiled bone of th The preceding pedi grees were propy e Ezras or Nehemiahs to settle the claims to restoration of omces andy properties amongst the returning Transports who accompanied them back from Babel, and so were never put into chronoloical order, and gwere copied by thehistorian from _the__Rgords alluded to by the Secon Nehemiah, as‘`` preserved in me casxets 01 the iemple-P. F. 1 ADAM, Sheth, Enosh, Kenan, 2 Malalal, jared; Hanok, Mathu- 3 shaleh, Lamek; Noah, Shem, Ham, 4 jafeth. 5 Sons of jafeth, Gomar, Magog, and Madi, and loan, and '1`hubal, and

6 Meshek, and Thiran. And the sons of Gomar, Askenez, and Rifath, and Thogramah. 7 And the sons of Ion Alishah, and Tharshishah, Kithim, and Rodanim.

8 And the sons of Ham, Kush, and Mitzeraim, Put, and Canan. 9 And the sons of Kush, Seba, Khinlah, and Sabtha, and Rama, and Sabthaka. And the sons of Ramah, Sheba and Dedan. ro And Kush begot Nimrod; he be- came a Great Hero on the earth. 1 1 And the Mitzeraim begoi: the Ludim, and the Anamim, and the Lahbim,

tz and the Nafthukim, Pathrusim, and the Kaslukim, from whom proceeded the Philistine, and the Kafthorim. And- Canan begot Zidon, his iirst- r3 born, and Heth, and the jebusi, and the Amori, and the Ghergashi, and 14 the Hivi, and the Arki, and the Sini; x5 and the Harvadi, and the Zamari, 16 and the Hamathi. And the sons of Shem,-Ailam, x7 and Ashur, and Arfaksad, and Lud, and Aram, and Autz, and Khul, and Gether, and Meshek. And Arfaksad begot Shelah, and 18

Shelah begot Eber; and to Eber rg were born two sons. The name of the first Peleg}-for in his days the earth was split in two. And the name of the other was jaktan. And jaktan begot Almodad, and zo

Shalf and Hatzarmuth, and jarakh, 2:

Split or slit cgi This probably refers to the splitting of the American Continents from Europe and Africa. To commemorate thegessgngig of the primeval single mass of an .·—- . . 941

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