1 Chronicles 9:5

5 Of the Shelanites[a] : Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.

1 Chronicles 9:5 in Other Translations

5 And of the Shilonites; Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
5 And of the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons.
5 Others returned from the Shilonite clan, including Asaiah (the oldest) and his sons.
5 from the Shilonites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons;
5 from the Shilonites: Asaiah the firstborn and his sons;

1 Chronicles 9:5 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 9:5

And of the Shilonites
Not called so from the city of Shiloh, which was in Ephraim; whereas these here intended were of the tribe of Judah, and were either the descendants of a man whose name was Shiloni, ( Nehemiah 11:5 ) or rather these are the same with the Shelanites, ( Numbers 26:20 ) so called from Shelah the son of Judah; and so the Targum here is,

``and of the tribe of Shelah:''

Asaiah the firstborn, and his sons;
the same with Maaseiah, ( Nehemiah 11:5 ) .

1 Chronicles 9:5 In-Context

3 Those from Judah, from Benjamin, and from Ephraim and Manasseh who lived in Jerusalem were:
4 Uthai son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, a descendant of Perez son of Judah.
5 Of the Shelanites : Asaiah the firstborn and his sons.
6 Of the Zerahites: Jeuel. The people from Judah numbered 690.
7 Of the Benjamites: Sallu son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah;

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. See Num. 26:20; Hebrew "Shilonites" .
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