1 Chronicles 2:42

The Clans of Caleb

42 The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel: Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph, and his son Mareshah,a who was the father of Hebron.

Read 1 Chronicles 2:42 Using Other Translations

Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel: Mareshah his firstborn, who fathered Ziph. The son of Mareshah: Hebron.
The descendants of Caleb, the brother of Jerahmeel, included Mesha (the firstborn), who became the father of Ziph. Caleb’s descendants also included the sons of Mareshah, the father of Hebron.

What does 1 Chronicles 2:42 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 2:42

Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel
Called Chelubai, ( 1 Chronicles 2:9 ) and is the same Caleb spoken of in ( 1 Chronicles 2:18 ) and his sons next reckoned were by a third wife, Azubah, Ephrath being dead, ( 1 Chronicles 2:19 ) and these sons were Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph;
who gave name to the city of Ziph; there were two of this name in the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:24 Joshua 15:55 ) or this is the title of Mesha, governor of the city of Ziph; so the Targum calls him, prince of the Ziphites: and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron;
according to Kimchi and Ben Melech, the words are to be supplied thus, "and the sons of Ziph were Mareshah the father of Hebron"; which, though sometimes the name of a city in the tribe of Judah, is here the name of a man, from whom, perhaps, the city had its name, since Hebron is said to have sons in the next verse; Jarchi makes Mesha to be the prince of Ziph, and prince of the children of Mareshah, and prince of Hebron.

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