1 Chronicles 2:7

7 The son of Karmi: Achar,[a] who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.[b]

1 Chronicles 2:7 in Other Translations

7 And the sons of Carmi; Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed.
7 The son of Carmi: Achan, the troubler of Israel, who broke faith in the matter of the devoted thing;
7 The son of Carmi (a descendant of Zimri) was Achan, who brought disaster on Israel by taking plunder that had been set apart for the LORD .
7 Carmi had Achar, who brought doom on Israel when he violated a holy ban.
7 Carmi's son: Achar, who brought trouble on Israel when he was unfaithful [by taking] what was devoted to destruction.

1 Chronicles 2:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 2:7

And the sons of Carmi
The Targum adds, this is Zimri; but in ( Joshua 7:1 ) Carmi is said to be the son of Zabdi, who seems to be the same with Zimri; and some supply the word here, and read F15 the sons of Zimri, Carmi, Achar, who was the grandson of Zimri; his proper name was Achan, ( Joshua 7:1 ) , but called Achar here by way of reproach, as Jarchi and others observe; being, as it follows,

the troubler of Israel,
as Achar signifies: "who transgressed in the thing accursed"; devoted to the Lord, by taking it away for his own use, see ( Joshua 6:17 ) ( 7:21 ) , hence the valley in which he was put to death was called Achor, ( Joshua 6:26 ) .


F15 So Junius & Tremellius, & Piscator.

1 Chronicles 2:7 In-Context

5 The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.
6 The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda —five in all.
7 The son of Karmi: Achar, who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things.
8 The son of Ethan: Azariah.
9 The sons born to Hezron were: Jerahmeel, Ram and Caleb.

Cross References 2

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. "Achar" means "trouble" ; "Achar" is called "Achan" in Joshua.
  • [b]. The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.