1 Chronicles 5:12

12 Joel was the leader in the land of Bashan, and Shapham was second-in-command, followed by Janai and Shaphat.

1 Chronicles 5:12 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 5:12

Joel the chief
In this and the following verse are reckoned up the principal men in the tribe of Gad, and the chief of all was Joel, another from him in the tribe of Reuben, ( 1 Chronicles 5:4 )

and Shapham the next;
the second chief man, from whom, Reland F24 conjectures, Shophan, a city in the tribe of Gad, had its name, ( Numbers 32:35 )

and Jaanai;
from whom Danjaan might be called, as Michaelis intimates, ( 2 Samuel 24:6 )

and Shaphat in Bashan;
not Shaphat the father of Elisha, according to a tradition of the Jews, mentioned by Kimchi; which is not at all probable.


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Palestin. Illustrat. par. 2. p. 602.

1 Chronicles 5:12 In-Context

10 During the reign of Saul, the Reubenites defeated the Hagrites in battle. Then they moved into the Hagrite settlements all along the eastern edge of Gilead.
11 Next to the Reubenites, the descendants of Gad lived in the land of Bashan as far east as Salecah.
12 Joel was the leader in the land of Bashan, and Shapham was second-in-command, followed by Janai and Shaphat.
13 Their relatives, the leaders of seven other clans, were Michael, Meshullam, Sheba, Jorai, Jacan, Zia, and Eber.
14 These were all descendants of Abihail son of Huri, son of Jaroah, son of Gilead, son of Michael, son of Jeshishai, son of Jahdo, son of Buz.