Genesis 46:23

23 The son of Dan: Hushim.

Genesis 46:23 in Other Translations

23 And the sons of Dan; Hushim.
23 The sons of Dan: Hushim.
23 The son of Dan was Hushim.
23 Dan's son: Hushim.
23 Dan's son: Hashum.

Genesis 46:23 Meaning and Commentary

Genesis 46:23

And the sons of Dan, Hushim.
] He had but one son, wherefore the plural is put for the singular, see ( Genesis 46:7 Genesis 46:15 ) ; Aben Ezra thinks he had two sons, and that one of them was dead, and therefore not mentioned; but the other way best accounts for the expression; though, as Schmidt observes, the plural may be indefinitely put, and the sense be this, as for the sons of Dan, there was only one, whose name was Hushim. Dan was a son of Jacob by Bilhah, Rachel's maid, as the following was another.

Genesis 46:23 In-Context

21 The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Beker, Ashbel, Gera, Naaman, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim and Ard.
22 These were the sons of Rachel who were born to Jacob—fourteen in all.
23 The son of Dan: Hushim.
24 The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer and Shillem.
25 These were the sons born to Jacob by Bilhah, whom Laban had given to his daughter Rachel—seven in all.

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