New International Version
Shema was the father of Raham, and Raham the father of Jorkeam. Rekem was the father of Shammai.
King James Bible
And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai.
Darby Bible Translation
And Shema begot Raham, the father of Jorkeam. And Rekem begot Shammai;
World English Bible
Shema became the father of Raham, the father of Jorkeam; and Rekem became the father of Shammai.
Young's Literal Translation
And Shema begat Raham father of Jorkoam, and Rekem begat Shammai.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now the sons of Caleb - This was not Caleb the son of Jephunneh, but Caleb the son of Hezron, 1 Chronicles 2:18, 1 Chronicles 2:50. But some think that Caleb the son of Hezron was the grandson of Caleb, son of Jephunneh; but this is probably fanciful.
The father of Ziph - "The prince of the Ziphites." - T.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Raham. i.e., compassionate
Jorkoam. i.e., paleness or spreading of the people
Canaan was the inheritance which the Israelites won for themselves by the sword. Their ancestors had already settled in it in patriarchal days. Abraham "the Hebrew" from Babylonia had bought in it a burying-place near Hebron; Jacob had purchased a field near Shechem, where he could water his flocks from his own spring. It was the "Promised Land" to which the serfs of the Pharaoh in Goshen looked forward when they should again become free men and find a new home for themselves. Canaan had ever been …
Archibald Sayce—Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations
1 Chronicles 2:43
The sons of Hebron: Korah, Tappuah, Rekem and Shema.
1 Chronicles 2:45
The son of Shammai was Maon, and Maon was the father of Beth Zur.
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