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1Ch 5:1

“he defiled his father’s bed.” This is an idiom. What happened was Reuben slept with Jacob’s wife (Gen. 35:22). Reuben would not have had sex with his father’s wife on his father’s bed (“bed” being a pallet of blankets).

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1Ch 5:2

“a prince.” The Hebrew text uses a word that is often used for the king. It can mean “leader, ruler, prince.” The translation “prince” is appropriate because God is the King so the ruler of Israel is a prince.

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1Ch 5:6

“Tilgath Pilneser.” This is a different spelling of Tiglath-Pileser III

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“Jotham.” Jotham was the grandfather of Hezekiah (2 Kings 15:32-38)

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“They were helped.” That is, the sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh were helped by God to fight and win.

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1Ch 5:23

“Baal-hermon.” This is a place near the summit of Mount Hermon, possibly one of the peaks of Hermon. In fact, the three places named here may possibly refer to peaks on Mount Hermon.

“Senir.” This is often another name for Mount Hermon (Deut. 3:9). It is hard to say exactly how they distinguished Senir from Mount Hermon.

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1Ch 5:24

“famous men.” The Hebrew is idiomatic: “men of names,” but the meaning is men whose names were popularly known.

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1Ch 5:26

“the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh.” These are the tribes of Israel that settled in the Transjordan, that is, east of the Jordan River.

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