1 Chronicles 8:8
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New International Version
Sons were born to Shaharaim in Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.

New Living Translation
After Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara, he had children in the land of Moab.

English Standard Version
And Shaharaim fathered sons in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.

Berean Study Bible
Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.

New American Standard Bible
Shaharaim became the father of children in the country of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.

King James Bible
And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

Christian Standard Bible
Shaharaim had sons in the territory of Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.

International Standard Version
Shaharaim fathered sons in the land of Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.

NET Bible
Shaharaim fathered sons in Moab after he divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.

New Heart English Bible
Shaharaim became the father of children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Shaharaim divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. But later in Moab,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Shaharaim begot children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away, to wit, Hushim and Baara his wives;

New American Standard 1977
And Shaharaim became the father of children in the country of Moab, after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Shaharaim begat sons in the fields of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara, his wives.

King James 2000 Bible
And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.

American King James Version
And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

American Standard Version
And Shaharaim begat children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Saharim begot in the land of Moab, after he sent away Husim and Bara his wives.

Darby Bible Translation
And Shaharaim begot [children] in the land of Moab after he had sent away Hushim and Baara his wives.

English Revised Version
And Shaharaim begat children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

World English Bible
Shaharaim became the father of children in the field of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

Young's Literal Translation
And Shaharaim begat in the field of Moab, after his sending them away; Hushim and Baara are his wives.
Study Bible
Genealogy from Benjamin to Saul
7Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, who led them into exile and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud. 8Shaharaim had sons in the country of Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara. 9His sons by his wife Hodesh: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 8:7
Naaman, Ahijah, and Gera, who led them into exile and was the father of Uzza and Ahihud.

1 Chronicles 8:9
His sons by his wife Hodesh: Jobab, Zibia, Mesha, Malcam,

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And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab, after he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.

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(8) And Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab.--Shaharaim is apparently out of all connection with the other Benjamite houses. He has been identified with Ahi-Shahar, 1Chronicles 7:10, because his name has a similar meaning, and even with the mysterious Aher (hypothetically Shaher) of 1Chronicles 7:12. It is simpler to suppose that weeth-Shaharaim, "and Shaharaim," has dropped out at the end of 1Chronicles 8:7 (see Note on 1Chronicles 8:31). Expelled from Geba, Shaharaim found a refuge in Moab. (Comp. Ruth 1; 1Samuel 22:3-4.)

After he had sent them away; Hushim and Baara were his wives.--The Heb. is certainly corrupt. The easiest correction is to read 'eth-Hushim instead of 'otham Hushim: "and Shaharaim begat in the country of Moab, after divorcing Hushim and Baara his wives, he begat (1Chronicles 8:9) of Hodesh his wife, Jobab," &c. This is supported by the LXX. The emigration of the clan Shaharaim, from its old home in Geba of Benjamin is called a divorce, in the figurative style of these genealogies; just as the amalgamation of clans is marriage. Hushim, in 1Chronicles 7:12, is a Benjamite clan. In Moab, Shaharaim branched off into seven clans, whose names are given in 1Chronicles 8:9-10.

Verse 8. - Shaharaim. It has been proposed, in the utter obscurity here, to add this name as a third to Uzza and Ahihud. This may be a way out, but if so, instead of repeating "and Shaharaim," it might be more natural to keep the former enigmatic nominative and object to begat, whether Ehud or Gera. There can be little doubt that a copyist's error has given us them (אֹתָם) in place of אֶת, in the latter part of this verse, before the names of the wives. The sentence then would translate, "after his sending away [whether by divorce or not] Hushim and Baara his wives." And Shaharaim,.... Who was either a son of Ahihud, or rather a brother of his, another son of Ehud:

begat children in the country of Moab; whither he might go on account of the famine, as Elimelech did, Ruth 1:1, after he had sent them away; which some understand of those that were removed from Geba to Manahath, 1 Chronicles 8:6, but a different word is here used; and besides Shaharaim seems to be one of those that were removed. Kimchi takes Shilhootham, we render "had sent them away", to be the name of his first wife, of whom he begat children in Moab; but it seems best to render and interpret the words in connection with what follows: he begat children in Moab:

after he had sent them away; even Hushim and Baara his wives; after he had divorced them, for some reasons he had, he begat children of another wife, later mentioned. 8. Shaharaim begat children in the country of Moab—He had probably been driven to take refuge in that foreign land on the same calamitous occasion that forced Elimelech to emigrate thither (Ru 1:1). But, destitute of natural affection, he forsook or divorced his two wives, and in the land of his sojourn married a third, by whom he had several sons. But there is another explanation given of the conduct of this Benjamite polygamist. His children by Hushim are mentioned (1Ch 8:11), while his other wife is unnoticed. Hence it has been thought probable that it is Baara who is mentioned under the name of Hodesh, so called because her husband, after long desertion, returned and cohabited with her as before.8:1-40 Genealogies. - Here is a larger list of Benjamin's tribe. We may suppose that many things in these genealogies, which to us seem difficult, abrupt, and perplexed, were plain and easy at that time, and fully answered the intention for which they were published. Many great and mighty nations then were in being upon earth, and many illustrious men, whose names are now wholly forgotten; while the names of multitudes of the Israel of God are here kept in everlasting remembrance. The memory of the just is blessed.
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