1 Chronicles 4:18

1 Chronicles 4:18

And his wife Jehudijah
Another wife of Ezra; or, according to Kimchi, of Mered; a Jewess, as the word is by some rendered, to distinguish her from another wife, an Egyptian, in the latter part of the verse:

bare Jered the father of Gedor, and Heber the father of Socho, and
Jekuthiel the father of Zanoah;
who were princes, as Jarchi seems rightly to observe; of several cities of these names in the tribe of Judah, as of Gedor, see ( Joshua 15:58 ) , of Socoh, ( Joshua 15:35 Joshua 15:48 ) , of Zanoah, ( Joshua 15:34 ) , the Targum interprets the names of all these men of Moses, whom Pharaoh's daughter brought up; and so other Jewish writers {a}, into which mistake they were led by what follows:

and these are the sons of Bithiah, the daughter of Pharaoh, which Mered
that is, to wife; this Mered was one of the sons of Ezra, ( 1 Chronicles 4:17 ) the Targum, and other Jewish writers F2, say this was Caleb, called Mered, because he rebelled against the counsel of the spies; but this contradicts their other notion of Jehudijah, or Bithiah, Pharaoh's daughter, whom he married, the one who brought up Moses, since Moses was elder than Caleb; but Bithiah, whom Mered married, was not a daughter of Pharaoh king of Egypt, but of an Israelite of this name; her sons are supposed to be those in the latter part of ( 1 Chronicles 4:17 ) .


F1 T. Bab. Megillah, fol. 13. 1. Vajikra Rabba, sect. 1. fol. 146. 3.
F2 T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 19. 2. & Megillah, fol. 13. 1.
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