1 Chronicles 8:28
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New International Version
All these were heads of families, chiefs as listed in their genealogy, and they lived in Jerusalem.

King James Bible
These were heads of the fathers, by their generations, chief men. These dwelt in Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
These were the chief fathers, according to their generations, principal men; these dwelt in Jerusalem.

World English Bible
These were heads of fathers' [houses] throughout their generations, chief men: these lived in Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
These are heads of fathers, by their generations, heads; these dwelt in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 8:28 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

These were heads of the fathers - On the following verses Dr. Kennicott has labored hard to restore the true reading. See his detailed comparison of these and their parallel passages in his Hebrew Bible, vol. ii., p. 667.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Joshua 15:63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out...

Joshua 18:28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages...

Judges 1:21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem...

Nehemiah 11:1,7-9 And the rulers of the people dwelled at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots...

Jerusalem Jerusalem, the ancient capital of Judea, is situated in long.

35 deg.

1 Chronicles 8:20 And Elienai, and Zilthai, and Eliel,

. min. E. lat.

31 deg.

47 min

47 sec. N.; and, according to the best authorities,

136 miles S.W. of Damascus,

34 miles S. of Shechem or Nablous,

45 miles E. of Jaffa,

27 miles N. of Hebron, and about

20 miles W. of Jericho. The city of Jerusalem was built on hills, and encompassed with mountains (

Psalm 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from now on even for ever.

) in a stony and barren soil, and was about sixteen furlongs in length, say Strabo. The ancient city of Jebus, taken by David from the Jebusites, was not large, and stood on a mountain south of that on which the temple was erected. Here David built a new city, called the city of David, wherein was the royal palace. Between these two mountains lay the valley of Millo, filled up by David and Solomon; and after the reign of Manasseh, another city is mentioned, called the {second.} The Maccabees considerably enlarged Jerusalem on the north, enclosing a third hill; and Josephus mentions a fourth hill, called Bezetha, which Agrippa joined to the former: this new city lay north of the temple, along the brook Kidron. See note on

1 Chronicles 9:34 These chief fathers of the Levites were chief throughout their generations; these dwelled at Jerusalem.

Sharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Between Lydda and the sea, a spacious valley runs out, here and there widely spreading itself, and sprinkled with villages. The holy page of the New Testament [Acts 9:35] calls it Saron: and that of the Old calls the whole, perhaps, or some part of it, 'the plain of Ono,' Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35; 1 Chronicles 8:12... The wine of Sharon is of great fame, with which they mixed two parts water: and remarkable is that they say concerning the houses of Sharon. R. Lazar saith, "He that builds a brick house
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

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