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Poole on 1 Chronicles 1:8-16: The Sons of Ham


Verse 8:[1] (Gen. 10:6, etc.) The sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.


Verse 9:[2] And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.


Verse 10:[3] And Cush (Gen. 10:8, 13, etc.) begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.


[He began to be mighty on the earth] Previously all were living with equal right, subordinate to the rule of no one (Mariana). He began to rule in the land in which he was living, that is, to exercise tyranny. Concerning this see Genesis 10:8 (Vatablus).


Verse 11:[4] And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim…


Verse 12:[5] And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (of whom came the Philistines,) and (Deut. 2:23) Caphthorim.


[And Casluhim: of whom went forth the Philistines [thus all interpreters], יָצְאוּ] They originated: as if the Philistines were a colony of them, and had willingly migrated from them (Vatablus).


Of whom came the Philistines; of which see the notes on Genesis 10:14.


Verse 13:[6] And (Gen. 10:15, etc.) Canaan begat Zidon his firstborn, and Heth…


Verse 14:[7] The Jebusite also, and the Amorite, and the Girgashite…


[And the Jebusite[8]] Understand the people, which the ה hajedia, or demonstrative, in הַיְבוּסִי, the Jebusite, which is not set before proper names. It is, therefore, the appellative name of a people, as the following names are also the proper names of people groups, unto verse 17 (Vatablus).


The Jebusite; the people so called. So the names which follow until verse 17, are not the names of particular persons, but of people or nations. And all these descended from Canaan, though some of them were afterwards extinct or confounded with others of their brethren by cohabitation or mutual marriages, whereby they lost their names; which is the reason why they are no more mentioned, at least under these names.


Verse 15:[9] And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite…


Verse 16:[10] And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite.

[1] Hebrew: בְּנֵ֖י חָ֑ם כּ֥וּשׁ וּמִצְרַ֖יִם פּ֥וּט וּכְנָֽעַן׃ [2] Hebrew: וּבְנֵ֣י כ֔וּשׁ סְבָא֙ וַחֲוִילָ֔ה וְסַבְתָּ֥א וְרַעְמָ֖א וְסַבְתְּכָ֑א וּבְנֵ֥י רַעְמָ֖א שְׁבָ֥א וּדְדָֽן׃ [3] Hebrew: וְכ֖וּשׁ יָלַ֣ד אֶת־נִמְר֑וֹד ה֣וּא הֵחֵ֔ל לִהְי֥וֹת גִּבּ֖וֹר בָּאָֽרֶץ׃ [4] Hebrew: וּמִצְרַ֡יִם יָלַ֞ד אֶת־לוּדִיִּ֧ים וְאֶת־עֲנָמִ֛ים וְאֶת־לְהָבִ֖ים וְאֶת־נַפְתֻּחִֽים׃ [5] Hebrew: וְֽאֶת־פַּתְרֻסִ֞ים וְאֶת־כַּסְלֻחִ֗ים אֲשֶׁ֙ר יָצְא֥וּ מִשָּׁ֛ם פְּלִשְׁתִּ֖ים וְאֶת־כַּפְתֹּרִֽים׃ [6] Hebrew: וּכְנַ֗עַן יָלַ֛ד אֶת־צִיד֥וֹן בְּכֹר֖וֹ וְאֶת־חֵֽת׃ [7] Hebrew: וְאֶת־הַיְבוּסִי֙ וְאֶת־הָ֣אֱמֹרִ֔י וְאֵ֖ת הַגִּרְגָּשִֽׁי׃ [8] Hebrew: וְאֶת־הַיְבוּסִי (note the article [ה]). [9] Hebrew: וְאֶת־הַחִוִּ֥י וְאֶת־הַֽעַרְקִ֖י וְאֶת־הַסִּינִֽי׃ [10] Hebrew: וְאֶת־הָאַרְוָדִ֥י וְאֶת־הַצְּמָרִ֖י וְאֶת־הַֽחֲמָתִֽי׃

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