1 Chronicles 4:3

3 These were the sonsa of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash. Their sister was named Hazzelelponi.

Read 1 Chronicles 4:3 Using Other Translations

And these were of the father of Etam; Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash: and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi:
These were the sons of Etam: Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash; and the name of their sister was Hazzelelponi,
The descendants of Etam were Jezreel, Ishma, Idbash, their sister Hazzelelponi,

What does 1 Chronicles 4:3 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 4:3

And these were of the father of Etam
Or of the prince of Etam: or, as the Targum, these are princes that dwelt in Etam, a place not far from Zorah, ( Judges 15:8 ) and is mentioned with Bethlehem and Tekoa in the tribe of Judah, ( 2 Chronicles 11:6 ) , namely, which follow:

Jezreel, and Ishma, and Idbash;
these were the sons of the governor of Etam:

and the name of their sister was Hazelelponi;
who, perhaps, was a person of great note in those days, though now unknown; indeed, a Jewish chronologer F23 tells us, that the mother of Samson was Hazalelponith, of the tribe of Judah.


F23 Juchasin, fol. 10. 2.
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