1 Chronicles 2:26

26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.

1 Chronicles 2:26 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 2:26

Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah
Distinct from his wife before named; or "another woman", which is a phrase for an harlot or concubine, ( Judges 11:2 ) which she might be, as Kimchi observes; though the former seems best:

she was the mother of Onam;
and perhaps was the only son she bore to Jerahmeel, of whose sons see ( 1 Chronicles 2:28 ) .

1 Chronicles 2:26 In-Context

24 And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.
25 And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
26 Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
27 And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
28 And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur.