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1 Chronicles 4:14

14 Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the father of Ge Harashim.a It was called this because its people were skilled workers.

Read 1 Chronicles 4:14 Using Other Translations

And Meonothai begat Ophrah: and Seraiah begat Joab, the father of the valley of Charashim; for they were craftsmen.
Meonothai fathered Ophrah; and Seraiah fathered Joab, the father of Ge-harashim, so-called because they were craftsmen.
Meonothai was the father of Ophrah. Seraiah was the father of Joab, the founder of the Valley of Craftsmen, so called because they were craftsmen.

What does 1 Chronicles 4:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 4:14

And Meonothai
Another son of Othniel:

begat Ophrah; and Seraiah, the brother of Othniel, begat Joab;
not David's general, but another of the same name, who lived long before him, see ( 1 Chronicles 2:54 )

the father of the valley of Charashim:
of the inhabitants of the valley, or the prince of them, called the valley of craftsmen, ( Nehemiah 11:35 ) the reason of which is here given:

for they were craftsmen;
that dwelt in it, carpenters and smiths, both which the word signifies, men that wrought in stone, wood, and iron.

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