1 Chronicles 6:28
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New International Version
The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn and Abijah the second son.

New Living Translation
The sons of Samuel were Joel (the older) and Abijah (the second).

English Standard Version
The sons of Samuel: Joel his firstborn, the second Abijah.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Samuel were Joel the firstborn, and Abijah the second.

King James Bible
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Samuel's sons: his firstborn Joel, and his second son Abijah.

International Standard Version
Samuel's descendants included Joel his firstborn and his second son Abijah.

NET Bible
The sons of Samuel: Joel the firstborn and Abijah the second oldest.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Joel, and the second Abijah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Samuel's sons were Joel, who was his firstborn, and Abijah, who was his second son.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni; then Abiah.

New American Standard 1977
And the sons of Samuel were Joel, the first-born and Abijah, the second.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vashni and Abiah.

King James 2000 Bible
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Joel, and Abijah.

American King James Version
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Samuel: the first-born Joel , and the second Abijah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vasseni, and Abia.

Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of Samuel: the firstborn Vashni and Abijah.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Joel, and the second Abijah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sons of Samuel; the first-born Vashni, and Abiah.

World English Bible
The sons of Samuel: the firstborn [Joel], and the second Abijah.

Young's Literal Translation
And sons of Samuel: the first-born Vashni, and the second Abijah.
Study Bible
The Levite Clans
27Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son. 28The sons of Samuel were Joel the firstborn, and Abijah the second. 29The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:2
Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba.

1 Chronicles 6:27
Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.

1 Chronicles 6:29
The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzzah his son,

1 Chronicles 6:33
These are those who served with their sons: From the sons of the Kohathites were Heman the singer, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
Treasury of Scripture

And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.

firstborn.

1 Chronicles 5:1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; …

Leviticus 27:26 Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORD's firstling, …

Genesis 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which has delivered your enemies …

Vashni. i.e., Jah is strong; wherefore, sleep thou; changed; my year; second; liberal gift of the Lord

It appears that the Joel is here lost out of the text; and that {washni}, which signifies and the second, and which refers to Abiah, is made into a proper name. The Syriac and Arabic read as in Samuel. The marginal references contain the variation in the names given to the same persons, in different parts of sacred history, as far as it can be ascertained; and nearly the whole, that is at present known concerning them, may be learned by carefully consulting them.

1 Chronicles 6:33 And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of …

1 Samuel 8:2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, …

Joel.

(28) And the sons of Samuel.--Heb., Shemuel The third break in the Kohathite list.

We see from 1Chronicles 6:33-34 that Samuel (Shemuel, name of God) is son of Elkanah, son of Jeroham; hence we might suppose that the clause "Samuel his son" has been accidentally omitted at the end of 1Chronicles 6:27. But it is quite possible that the writer assumed the connection to be too well known to require specification, or that he has here thrown together three independent genealogical fragments. Comp. with 1Chronicles 6:27-28 the pedigree of Elkanah, 1Samuel 1:1 : "Elkanah son of Jeroham son of Elihu son of Tohu son of Zuph." Here again the names vary, yet not so as to obliterate their identity. Elihu ("El is He") = Eliab, Eliel; Tohu, a fuller form of Toah = Nahath.

The firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.--Vashni is not a proper name, but a corrupt form of the Hebrew phrase "and the second" (sh?n, secundus). The sons of the prophet Samuel were Joel, the firstborn, and Abiah, 1Samuel 8:2 (see also 1Chronicles 6:33 below). Joel has fallen out of the text here; it should run, "Joel the firstborn, and the second Abiah."

Reviewing the Kohathite list (22-28) we conclude that it represents three statistical fragments which have been put in juxtaposition by the chronicler or the author whom he has followed, and that in accordance with the real connection between the members, as appears on comparison with the continuous list which immediately follows in 1Chronicles 6:33-38. The fact that "Samuel his son" is the missing link between 1Chronicles 6:27-28, makes it likely that "Elkanah his son" is the true connection between 1Chronicles 6:24-25.

From Levi to the sons of Samuel about twenty generations are reckoned. Usher's chronology dates the descent of Jacob and his sons into Egypt at 1706 B.C. Twenty generations are six hundred years. The sons of Samuel would, according to this, be living about 1106 B.C. and later. Ruth 4:18-22 reckons only ten generations from Judah to Jesse, the father of David. This again shows that in their genealogical tables the Hebrews did not uniformly supply every link, but were often content with a statement of the principal names.

28. the sons of Samuel—The sons of Samuel are here named Vashni and Abiah. The first-born is called Joel (1Sa 8:2); and this name is given to him in 1Ch 6:33. It is now generally thought by the best critics that, through an error of the copyists, an omission has been made of the oldest son's name, and that Vashni, which is not the name of a person, merely signifies "and the second." This critical emendation of the text makes all clear, as well as consistent with other passages relating to the family of Samuel.6:1-81 Genealogies. - We have an account of Levi in this chapter. The priests and Levites were more concerned than any other Israelites, to preserve their descent clear, and to be able to prove it; because all the honours and privileges of their office depended upon their descent. Now, the Spirit of God calls ministers to their work, without any limit as to the families they came from; and then, as now, though believers and ministers may be very useful to the church, none but our great High Priest can make atonement for sin, nor can any be accepted but through his atonement.
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