1 Chronicles 2:35
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New International Version
Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore him Attai.

New Living Translation
Sheshan gave one of his daughters to be the wife of Jarha, and they had a son named Attai.

English Standard Version
So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha his slave, and she bore him Attai.

New American Standard Bible
Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant in marriage, and she bore him Attai.

King James Bible
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his servant Jarha, and she bore Attai to him.

International Standard Version
So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his slave Jarha, and she bore him Attai.

NET Bible
Sheshan gave his daughter to his servant Jarha as a wife; she bore him Attai.

New Heart English Bible
Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife; and she bore him Attai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Sheshan let Jarha marry one of his daughters. She gave birth to Attai.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bore him Attai.

New American Standard 1977
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant in marriage, and she bore him Attai.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha, his slave, to wife; and she bore him Attai.

King James 2000 Bible
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as his wife; and she bore him Attai.

American King James Version
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bore him Attai.

American Standard Version
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he gave him his daughter to wife: and she bore him Ethei.

Darby Bible Translation
and Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife, and she bore him Attai.

English Revised Version
Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bare him Attai.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant for a wife; and she bore him Attai.

World English Bible
Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife; and she bore him Attai.

Young's Literal Translation
and Sheshan giveth his daughter to Jarha his servant for a wife, and she beareth to him Attai;
Study Bible
Descendants of Jerahmeel
34Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha. 35Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant in marriage, and she bore him Attai. 36Attai became the father of Nathan, and Nathan became the father of Zabad,…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 2:34
Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha.

1 Chronicles 2:36
Attai became the father of Nathan, and Nathan became the father of Zabad,
Treasury of Scripture

And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she bore him Attai.

Sheshan. When the people of the East have no sons, they frequently marry their daughters to their slaves, even when they have much property to bestow upon them. Hassan had been the slave of Kamel, his predecessor; but Kamel, according to the custom of the country, gave him one of his daughters in marriage, and left him at his death one part of his great riches which he had amassed in the course of a long and prosperous life (Maillet, Lett. xi. p.

his daughter.

1 Chronicles 2:31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And …

Attai. i.e., opportune

1 Chronicles 2:36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,

1 Chronicles 12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

2 Chronicles 11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bore …

(1) Son of Jarha, father of Nathan, ver.

1 Chronicles 2:36 And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad,

1 Chronicles 2:35 And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife; and she …

(2) One who came to David to Ziklan,

1 Chronicles 12:11 Attai the sixth, Eliel the seventh,

2 Chronicles 11:20 And after her he took Maachah the daughter of Absalom; which bore …

(35-41) The line of Sheshan-Jarha is pursued for thirteen generations of direct descent, but nothing is known of any of its members from any other source. Elishama, the last name (1Chronicles 2:41), is the twenty-fourth generation specified from Judah. The list thus extends over a period of at least 720 years; and if we reckon from the Exodus (circ. 1330 B.C.), we get B.C. 610 as an approximate date for Elishama. Now an Elishama was living about that time, who is mentioned (Jeremiah 36:12) as one of the princes of Jehoiakim, king of Judah; Jeremiah 41:1 perhaps mentions the same person again, calling him "of the seed of the kingdom." It is at least a coincidence that several of the names recur in the house of David: Nathan (1Chronicles 2:36) in 1Chronicles 3:5; Obed, as David's grandfather in 1Chronicles 2:12; Azariah, as a byname of King Uzziah, in 1Chronicles 3:12; Shallum, as a son of Josiah, in 1Chronicles 3:15; Jekamiah, as a brother of Salathiel (Shealtiel), in 1Chronicles 3:18; and Elishama, as a son of David, in 1Chronicles 3:8--a coincidence of six out of thirteen names. The passage Deut. Xxiii. 7, 8 rules that in the third generation persons of Egyptian blood are to be treated as full Israelites. This whole section proves that an Egyptian element was recognised in Judah. (ComExodus 12:38; Numbers 11:4.) Even the name Jarha has an Egyptian cast (comp. lar?, the Memphitic name of the Nile, with the Vulg. spelling of the word Jeraa); perhaps it is Iar-aa, great river, (i.e., the Nile).

And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife,.... Having first given him his freedom, as the Targum premises; this daughter seems to be Ahlai, 1 Chronicles 2:31 which receives confirmation from Zabad, one of the descendants of this man, 1 Chronicles 2:36, being said to be the son of Ahlai, 1 Chronicles 11:41, that is, great-grandson:

and she bare him Attai; the genealogy of whose descendants is given to the end of 1 Chronicles 2:41, of whom no mention is made elsewhere, but of Zabad, as before observed; and, according to the Jews, it is given for the sake of Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, the last person mentioned in this genealogy; which Ishmael slew Gedaliah governor of Jerusalem, and is said to be of the seed royal, Jeremiah 41:1. 35. Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife—The adoption and marriage of a foreign slave in the family where he is serving, is far from being a rare or extraordinary occurrence in Eastern countries. It is thought, however, by some to have been a connection not sanctioned by the law of Moses [Michaelis]. But this is not a well-founded objection, as the history of the Jews furnishes not a few examples of foreign proselytes in the same manner obtaining an inheritance in Israel; and doubtless Jarha had previously embraced the Jewish faith in place of the grovelling idolatries of his native Egypt. In such a case, therefore, there could be no legal difficulty. Being a foreign slave, he had no inheritance in a different tribe to injure by this connection; while his marriage with Sheshan's daughter led to his adoption into the tribe of Judah, as well as his becoming heir of the family property.2:1-55 Genealogies. - We are now come to the register of the children of Israel, that distinguished people, who were to dwell alone, and not be reckoned among the nations. But now, in Christ, all are welcome to his salvation who come to him; all have equal privileges according to their faith in him, their love and devotedness to him. All that is truly valuable consists in the favour, peace, and image of God, and a life spent to his glory, in promoting the welfare of our fellow-creatures.
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