"Direct Descent: Israel to
Jesse. [1 - 12]
Bible Study is written by Roger Christopherson, and it's
I Chronicles 2:1 "These are the sons of Israel; Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun,"
Jacob's name was changed to Israel because of Jacob wrestled with God, and would not let God go until God gave him a blessing.
Genesis 32:27, 28 "And He said unto him, "What is thy name?" And he said, "Jacob."  "And He said, "Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed." 
The word "Israel" means, "Prince that prevailed with God". The Abrahamic Covenant that God made with Abraham, for a seed, and land and a blessing was passed from Abraham to Isaac, and on to Jacob, who's name is now, Israel. And Israel had twelve sons and one daughter, Dinah.
Reuben sinned against his father Jacob, when he lay with his father's wife, and for this act, the blessing of Abraham was taken from Him, and in time, placed on the heads of Joseph's two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. The priesthood though would be through Levi, and his grandson Aaron, and that the priesthood of God would pass through Aaron's sons, as we read in the books of Leviticus and Numbers.
I Chronicles 2:2 "Dan, Joseph, and Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher."
Joseph was the firstborn of Rachel, and the blessing of Israel would be passed not to Joseph but to Joseph's two sons, as recorded in Genesis 48:27-30. Israel adopted both Manasseh and Ephraim, the sons of Joseph, and then passed the blessing promises from God to Abraham on to these two young boys, that were placed on the lap of their grandfather Israel. They would each become a tribe of Israel; with all the rights of the other brothers of father Jacob.
I Chronicles 2:3 "The sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: which three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the Chanaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the sight of the Lord; and He slew him."
Genesis 49:9 tells us that Judah would be a Lion's whelp, strong and powerful, but the rights that Judah received were that of the law giver, and the right to rule and judge God's people.
Genesis 49:10 "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be."
Judah was given the right of law maker, and to be where the lineage of kings of Israel would come. Much later after the kingdom divided, even to today these kings of the house of Israel nations of today could trace their lineage to be of Judah. At the close of this chapter will be the listing of kings, from today all the way back to Judah. The lineage of Jesus Christ would also come through Judah, and the Shiloh spoken of here, is at the sounding of the seventh trump, when Jesus would come as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will come to gather all of his people, and at that moment in time, the His Millennium kingdom will begin.
Judah liked to play around with the heathen ladies, against God's commandment, not to mix with the heathen. In Genesis 38:2 we read that "Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her." From that marriage, three sons were born, Er, Onan, and Shelah. Er, being the oldest, was given a wife by Judah named Tamar. Er was very wicked in the sight of the Lord, and God slew Er, leaving Judah's first born without children.
Judah was then to give Tamar to Onan, or Shelah to have a children, but Judah refused to follow the commandment of the Lord, and paid no attention to Tamar. So Tamar put on the garments of a prostitute, and went before Judah, and of course, Judah was playing lose with the heathen ladies at this time. He did not recognize Tamar his own daughter in law, and laid with her. The story of the twins then picks up in Genesis 38:27-30.
Genesis 38:27, 28 "And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb."  "And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, "This came out first." 
Do you see what is happening here, two twins are being born, and only the hand of the one twin came out of the womb first. The midwife put the scarlet thread on that little hand, but it went back up into the womb. This scarlet thread marked the twin that would have the rights of the firstborn through his life, and then pass that blessing on to future generations. So this marked a definite problem at the time.
Genesis 38:29, 30 "And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, "How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee:" therefore his name was called Pharez."  "And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah." 
This poor little midwife had a major problem on her hand, for she put the scarlet thread on the first hand to come forth, yet it's brother was actually born first. Who would carry the responsibility of the family, the rite of the firstborn. It was through the lineage of Pharez that Jesus the Christ, the Anointed Messiah would enter into this age for flesh man. The Virgin Mary was of the lineage of both Pharez and Levi.
I Chronicles 2:4 "And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five."
So we see here why Tamar, Judah's daughter in law was mentioned here in the Chronicles. We also see from Matthew 1:3 that both Pharez and Zerah [Zara] are mentions in the bloodline of Christ, from future marriage ties. While Judah was in his playful state, Satan was working him over, but God had a purpose for the life of Judah, and it wasn't to end as in the case of Esau his uncle. When Judah lost his Canaanite wife, Satan told him it would be okay to go shear sheep, and get a whore. God gave the woman Tamar the ability to reason things through, and in the end, both God's will, and Tamar's desires for a child were satisfied twofold.
Satan has his ways of working over the minds of men and women, and as human beings many times we listen to and react of Satan's temptations. Sure we are talking about great men here, but these temptations are common to all of us. However there is also a time when each of our faults come to mind, and we become aware of those sins that we have committed, and that is the time for repentance. Today we place those sins under the blood of Christ through our faith, and repentance in Jesus' name. In Judah's day there were sacrifices of animals before the Lord, but Jesus became our perfect blood sacrifice for one and all time, for the sins of many. Repentance is for all that would believe on Him, and accept that gift of Sacrifice that our Lord Jesus Christ paid dearly for. Though it is free to you and I, the price was so great that it could not be paid out side the life of the Son of God Himself.
John 3:16, 17 "For God so loved the Word, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  "For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved." 
I Chronicles 2:5 "The sons of Pharez; Hezron, and Hamul."
Jesus Christ would be born through this lineage of Pharez, and Hezron.
I Chronicles 2:6 "And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all."
I Chronicles 2:7 "And the sons of Carmi: Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the thing accursed."
The children of Israel had come out of their bondage in Egypt, and because of their disbelief in the faithfulness of God, He allowed them to wander forty years in the wilderness, as those unbelieving died off. Then after the forty years, only two that came out of Egypt remained alive, Joshua and Caleb. God appointed Joshua to lead the children of Israel through the Jordan river on dry ground, and into the promise land. The first battle of the Israelites was against the walled city of Jericho. God gave the strict order that the spoils of this city were His, and they were not to take one thing out of the city, save Rahab, the righteous lady that saved the lives of the two spies that entered into the city and view it.
After the battle of Jericho was over, the wall destroyed; the men of Israel set their sights on the tiny town of Ai for the next battle, and without consulting God, they took a few men and went down to Ai. They were badly beaten, and lost thirty seven men in the battle. Remember with all the other battles on the east of Jordan, and at Jericho, not one man was killed from the army of Israel. So what went wrong.
The Israelites wept, and went to the Lord for advise. Remember, before the battle of Jericho, God gave the strict order that nothing was to be taken from the fallen city of Jericho, but one man did not heed that order. Achar took from the spoils of the city, including the "accursed thing". For the sins of one man, God blamed all of Israel. Joshua and the Elders took each of the soldiers aside and confronted them with this fact, Joshua wanted to know who violated the commandment that God gave them, to take nothing out of Jericho.
Joshua 7:12 "Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you."
God set the conditions for receiving future victories, "except ye destroy the accursed from among you." Over and over we read, "you must take away the accursed thing from among you." [vs. 13, and 15]
Joshua 7:15 "And is shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel."
Did you get that? The one with "the accursed thing", and the gold and silver that belonged to God, was to be burnt with fire, right along with all his goods, and his family. The entire bunch, because they have brought folly on Israel. When Achan's turn to stand before Joshua came up, he confessed and went to his tent and dug up the things that he had taken out of Jericho. Among the treasures of the gold and silver, was "the mantle of Babylonian", and it called that mantle "It". This mantle was a priest's mantle used in the worship of Baal, and it was right there in the camp of the Israelites. God did not want the mixing of the heathen amongst His people.
This is exactly what is going on in many of the church house, as the play with their bunnies and bow to the east at Easter, the heathen holiday that the church has replaced Passover with. As you look at the nonsense going on today, taking God and His Word and commandments out of our schools, government, even our homes, do you really thing that God is going to continue to bless us and our nation. After all, a third of all our jobs in the United States have already left to set up shop in heathen lands. One industry after another is leaving our land, and the wealth of our nation is being drained from us, because our people keep messing around with "the accursed thing". We are at the end of this earth age, and God has warned us through the prophets, the apostles and by His own Son, Jesus the Christ, of the events of our day that will bring this earth age to a close.
Joshua 7:25, 26 "And Joshua said, "Why hast thou troubled us? the Lord shall trouble thee this day." And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones."  "And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the Lord turned from the fierceness of His anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, the valley of Achor, unto this day." 
Joshua is asking Achor this question; "Why have you troubled us and the Lord?" This same question could be asked of anyone that messes around with the mantle or mixing of the heathen religions with God's holy Word. God doesn't like His Word being messed around with. This event happened 1451 years before the birth of Christ, and of course there would be no future generation of the family of Achor.
Paul addressed this in Acts 17:29, 30; "Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's devices."  "And the times of this ignorance God winked at: but now commandeth all men ever where to repent:" 
When men think of the Godhead as gold or silver or stone, or graven images, than man become nothing more than what man can make Him in their minds. In their ignorance in the past, God winked or forgave the heathen because they knew no difference. However, now that Jesus has come and proclaimed the truth, all men are commanded by God to repent when they have done such a wicked thing. When you hold anything higher than the Godhead, then that object becomes your God, and you need to repent for your error. You will not get away with doing such a thing.
Acts 17:31 "Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that Man Whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead."
Jesus Christ is the Man whom God has ordained, and through Christ God has given assurances unto all men that will believe on Christ, Whom God has raised from the dead. Let's continue.
I Chronicles 2:8 "And the sons of Ethan; Azariah."
I Chronicles 2:9 "The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubal."
I Chronicles 2:10 "And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nashon, prince of the children of Judah;"
I Chronicles 2:11 "And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,"
We read of Boaz in the book of Ruth, for when Ruth's mother in law widowed, Ruth stayed by her mother Naomi's side and returned from Moab, back to the land of Judah. When they arrived in the land, to sustain themselves, Ruth went to the fields to glean from their food. Ruth ended up gleaning in Boaz' field, and in time Boaz climbed the rights of redemption for the hand of Boaz, and they married.
Ruth 4:5, 6 "Then said Boaz, "What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance."  "And the Kinsman said, "I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem then my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it." 
So we see that Boaz took Ruth for his wife and bare him a son, and the Lord blessed both Naomi for her faithfulness to Him, and Ruth the Moabitess.
Ruth 4:16, 17 "And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it."  "And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, "There is a son born to Naomi;" and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David." 
The book of Ruth then traces the lineage of David from Judah's son Pharez, through Hezron who begat Ram, then Amminadab, Nahshon, and Salmon the father of Boaz. This is a double witness to the book of I Chroniles 2:5-12.
I Chronicles 2:12 "And Boaz begat Obed, and Obed begat Jesse,"
Isaiah 11:1 "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:"
This points to the coming Branch, Jesus the Christ, that will be born later, some 1300 years later, and this Branch is also spoken of in Revelation 19 and 20 when He shall return to this earth at the seventh trump to reward those that were faithful and righteous, and to judge those of the earth that took the mark of the beast, and worshipped the false Christ. The prophet Isaiah told us that purpose in Isaiah 61:1, 2.
Isaiah 61:1, 2 "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me; because the Lord hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive , and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;"  "To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;" 
As Jesus was reading these two verses in the synagogue in Nazareth, as recorded in Luke 4:18, 19, Jesus stopped after, "To preach the acceptable year of the Lord." and sat down. This was the purpose of Jesus coming to this earth as a baby in the manger and growing into manhood. He did preach good tidings to the meek, and bind up the broken hearted, and in His death, Jesus gave liberty to the captive, bound by their sins. He proclaimed the acceptable year of the Lord, to get you and I ready for the time that Satan would be here on earth, so we would not be tempted by him.
That "day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn" will come at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, when Jesus Christ comes to earth to end this age of flesh man, and do away with evil. He will comfort all souls that mourn when each soul sees His coming. God has a plan, and the coming of our Lord at the first and second advent are part our YHVH our heavenly Father plan. The events of these end times also are part of that plan, to seal these truths away in our minds, and prepare us so we will not be deceived at the coming and tricks of Satan and his fallen angels.
Revelation 20:4 "And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither and received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years."
This time of the coming of the false Christ is not far from now for we are living in the final days of the end times. Many of the events of the first four trumpets have sounded and read as history in our books, and the events of the fifth trump are common today. That of removing the Word of God from our schools, government, and even our church houses, to substitute traditions of men, and false doctrine in their place. When the Branch Jesus Christ returns to this earth, He will return with His army of Saints, and with his rod of Iron, "and on His vesture and thigh a name written, "King of Kings, and Lord of Lords."
Revelation 19:14, 15 "And the armies which were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean."  "And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God." 
I Chronicles 2:13 "And Jesse begat his firstborn Eliab, and Abinadab the second, and Shimma the third."
We now have the six sons that were older than David, and when Saul and the Israelites went to battle against the Philistines, David was just a young shepherd boy. However in David's heart was the love of YHVH our Heavenly Father. David has seen how God had delivered wild animals into his hand, as he was tending his sheep, and when he brought food to his brothers in battle, and witnessed the giant strutting before them, David was upset that not one of the soldiers of Israel would take this giant's challenge and go out to smite the giant. David stepped forth, took his five stones and slew the giant in the forehead.
I Chronicles 2:14 "Nethaneel the fourth, Raddai the fifth,"
I Chronicles 2:15 "Ozem the sixth, David the seventh:"
As you read through these names, most of them have different spelling, and this is because they were written at first in the Hebrew, and due to certain vowels being written out in full, such as ("plene"). Where the vowels are not written, they are generally called "defective", yet there are no vowels in the Hebrew. They are added for understanding in our language. The fact that they do appear, but only in Chronicles shows an independent origin in these two books. That origin is obvious before the end of this chapter, for we know that these scribes let you know that their origin are Kenite, not of Israel, for they have taken over the duties of the scribes by the time of the coming out of Babylonian captivity. This became obvious from Ezra 8:15.
Ezra 8:15 "And I gathered them together to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the People, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi."
The duties of the scribes and priest was keeping the records in the temple, and teaching the people. So where were the sons of Levi, those offspring of Aaron that were to be the one serving in the temple. These Levites were not in the group going back to Jerusalem to build the temple and set up the worship in the temple, they were not going back to Jerusalem. Sure the Levites were priests to the children of Israel, but where were the Israelites? Most of them had scattered by 404 B.C. and the coming out of captivity, they were with the millions of tribal Israelite groups scattered to where only God knew where they were going. They were known as Celts, Cimmerons, Scathians, and by many other names, but not Israel.
David was the seventh son, and notice that Chronicles of this chapter has centered only on the lineage of Israel, through Judah and Pharez, for this is the lineage that Jesus would be thorn through. Sure other brothers and sisters are mentioned, but the focus is on Judah's bloodline to Christ.
So from this point on in the chapter, the writer of these Chronicles gets all muddled down in the genealogies of other blood lines and stays away from David's lineage through Nathan, as we read of in Matthew 1 or Luke 3:23 - 31. Each though has their position in the Word of God, and helps us understand other passages in the Word. However because by this time, the Kenites have names common to Israel, such as the several Jeremiahs named in the book of Jeremiah, where one in particular is the head of the Kenites, that the prophet Jeremiah invited in to test his faithfulness to his religious beliefs.
It appears through the Smith's bible dictionary, that the names all these names after David's family are tied to Kirjath-jearim, which was "east of the Jordan, and one of the four cities of the Gibeonites." When we go to the Gibeonites to identify them, it is interesting that nothing is definite about these people, as Dr. Smith starts out with the word, "perhaps" which is not definite, but he does identify them as from the heathen tribes of the "Hivites". So in that these people are from east of the Jordan, and the Caleb that was blessed of God took a possession west of the Jordan, then perhaps somehow these families are all tied to the Kenites, who take the name of God's people to remain hidden amongst the children of Israel.
I Chronicles 2:16 "Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail, And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three."
These sisters and and their brothers were the daughters and sons of David, the king of Israel, and one of the bloodline of Christ.
I Chronicles 2:17 "And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite."
Abigail was the beautiful wife of Nabal, the Army officer in David's army that was sent to his death, making way for David to marry this woman, and bare children by her. This story is recorded in I Samuel 25. There was another Abigail, the sister of David, who married Jether the Ishmaelite, and the children bare to that marriage would be not as Israelites, but Ishmaelites; and this is recorded in 2 Samuel 17:25.
I Chronicles 2:18 "And Caleb the son of Hezron begat children of Azubah his wife, and of Jerioth: her sons are these; Jasher, and Shobab, and Ardon."
The Companion Bible dates this Caleb and his family from 990 to 509 B.C., or the coming out of captivity, and says that this Caleb is completely independent of the Caleb that came out of Egypt, and wandered through the wilderness for the forty years. So, like the Smith's dictionary states, it is probably a record of Kenite families. Why would this be? Remember from the book of Ezra that over half of those returning out of the Babylon captivity and returning to Jerusalem were Kenites and their families, and the position amongst the tribe of Judah they even remind us of in the last verse of this chapter.
The Kenites took over the priesthood from the Levites within the house of Judah while in Babylon, from top to bottom. These Kenites had become so mixed with Judah that even Ezra and Nehimah called them of Judah. In fact in the listing of those Israelites coming out of bondage to return, from Ezra 2:43 to verse 57 are all the Nethinims or strangers, Solomon had put in the temple to replace the Levites as wood cutters. The word "Nethinims" means "strangers given to service"; and as we read in Ezra 2:58. "And all the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants were three hundred ninety and two."
So stop and think for a moment, of the 43,000 plus people that are returning to Jerusalem calling themselves God's people, to rebuild the temple and set up religious practice; over half of them are Kenites, they tell you so, they are the children of the house of Rachab, of the lineage of Cain, of Satan from the garden of Eden. These Kenites have prophets with them that feel comfortable with these Kenites so much so, that they have become unaware that the priesthood has been take over completely by Satan's kids.
This is an ensample to us living in these final days of this earth age. Paul warned us of this fact in I Corinthians 10:11 "Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." They are warnings and written in the Scriptures for the sake of a warning for those of the elect that are living at the end of this earth age of flesh man. We are in the final time of this earth age and most of the warnings for our day are history to us today.
The planting of the fig tree started back in 1948, when the good and bad figs, Judah and the Kenites went back to set up that tiny nation that took on the name of their brethren of house of Israel. Remember that it was Ephraim and Manasseh that the name Israel was passed on to, yet the Kenite scribes of today, took on that name to hid their true identity. Jeremiah 24 tells us of this prophecy of that time when the two baskets of figs, the good and the bad would be brought back and set before the temple in Jerusalem, and that time is common to us today.
Remember that the Chronicles were written by the Kenites, they were the scribes and the priests [the Nethinims] They expanded their duties from wood cutters, to include the entire priesthood, as well as the records keepers. Is it any doubt that a book such as Chronicle would exist without a major part of it tainted to hide them, and allow them to move freely, as they took over the laws and commandments of God, to substitute their own traditions, and practices in all worship. Goodness, just look around you today, for all the tradition and false teaching that is held dear to Christians, and most of them have no idea what is going on in their denominations. We are getting into a time when the true teachings from God's Word is being removed all parts of our land; and Amos warned us that this would happen just before the coming of the false Christ Satan.
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord:"  "And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it." 
Let this chapter be a warning to us, for the first part is so true, and even gives us the correct lineage of Christ, to a point, then it gets muddled in names and times that look correct, but when taken in context, the truths are hidden. There is a famine coming over our land, and just as it snuck up on Ezra and Nehamiah, and other prophets of the time, these people were blinded by who was in control, who was keeping the records, and the false doctrine and traditions of men that the priesthood was allowing to slip into the temple at that time. Is it any wonder that these Jewish Kenite Religious sought to murder Jesus from the day of his birth, to the start of His ministry. They knew of the coming Messiah, and they knew who their daddy was, for Jeremiah told us they kept his instructions to the Letter of their law.
Just like today, the Kenites may have been outnumbered by the people, but they controlled the four hidden dynasties then, just as they do today. They were in control of the education, what was taught the people, the trade and merchandising, the government, which was the same as their religion.
I Chronicles 2:19 "And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took unto him Ephrath, which bare him Hur."
So from here on, we are talking about another Caleb, and only they and God knows who and why they are named here.
I Chronicles 2:20 "And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel."
I Chronicles 2:21 "And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he married when he was three years old; and she bare him Segub."
I Chronicles 2:22 "And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead."
I Chronicles 2:23 "And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead."
I Chronicles 2:24 "And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb-ephrathah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa."
I Chronicles 2:25 "And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the first born, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah,"
I Chronicles 2:26 "Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam."
I Chronicles 2:27 "And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker."
I Chronicles 2:28 "And the sons of Onam were, Shammai, and Jada. And the sons of Shammai; Nadab, and Abishur."
I Chronicles 2:29 "And the name of the wife of Abishur was Abihail, and she bare him Ahban, and Molid."
I Chronicles 2:30 "And the sons of Nadab; Seled, and Appaim: but Seled died without children."
I Chronicles 2:31 "And the sons of Appaim: Ishi. And the sons of Ishi; Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; Ahlai."
I Chronicles 2:32 "And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children."
I Chronicles 2:33 "And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel."
I Chronicles 2:34 "Now Sheshan had no sons, but daughters. And Sheshan had a servant, an Egyptian whose name was Jarha."
I Chronicles 2:35 "And Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant to wife: and she bare him Attai."
I Chronicles 2:36 "And Attai begat Nathan, and Nathan begat Zabad."
I Chronicles 2:37 "And Azdab begat Ephlal, and Ephlal begat Obed."
I Chronicles 2:38 "And Obed begat Jehu, and Jehu begat Azariah,"
I Chronicles 2:39 "And Azariah begat Helez, and Helez begat Eleasah."
I Chronicles 2:40 "And Eleasah begat Sisamai, and Sisamai begat Shallum,"
I Chronicles 2:41 "And Shallum begat Jekamiah, and Kekamiah begat Elishama."
I Chronicles 2:42 "Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha first-born, which was the father of Ziph: and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron."
I Chronicles 2:43 "And the sons of Hebron; Korah, and Tappuah, and Rekem, and Shema."
I Chronicles 2:44 "And Shema begat Raham, the father of Jorkoam: and Rekem begat Shammai."
I Chronicles 2:45 "And the sons of Shammai was Maon: and Maon was the father of Beth-zur."
I Chronicles 2:46 "And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez."
I Chronicles 2:47 "And the sons of Jahdai: Regem, and Jotham, and Gesham, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph."
I Chronicles 2:48 "Maachah, Caleb's concubine, bare Sheber, and Tirhanah."
I Chronicles 2:49 "She bare also Shaaph the father of Madnannah, Sheva the father of Machbenah, and the father of Gibea: and the daughter of Calab was Achsa."
I Chronicles 2:50 "These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim."
I Chronicles 2:51 "These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephrathah; Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim,"
I Chronicles 2:52 "And Shobal the father of Kirjath-jearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites."
I Chronicles 2:53 "And the familes of Kirjath-jearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites."
I Chronicles 2:54 "The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites."
I Chronicles 2:55 "And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Schuathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hamath, the father of the house of Rechab."
In this last verse of the chapter, they boldly announce that these families of the scribes, the ones writing what you are reading, are Kenites, of the sons of Cain. "Kenite" means "sons of Cain". They boldly proclaim that they are not of Israel or any of the tribes of Israel, but of the house or family of Rechab, and the land of the Kenites, is Hamath. We discussed this prior in this chapter. However, What did go say about these people when he tested them? Remember that God called these sons of Jonadab into the temple at Jeremiah's time, before they had taken over the priesthood to show Jeremiah how far off the house of Judah had gone from being obedient to His Word. Os after the test of giving wine to these entire families, and not one took of the wine.
Jeremiah 35:18 "And Jeremiah [the prophet] said unto the house of the Rechabites, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: "Because ye have obeyed the commandments of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:"
To the letter of their law, not God's law but Jonadab's laws and precepts these Kenites were obedient. So God is making a pledge here through the prophet Jeremiah to these Kenites.
Jeremiah 35:19 "Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before Me for ever.' "
God is promising the Kenites that they will always have a leader that will hold them together as a people. Though this is the negative part of God's plan, it is also positive, for God they will take an important part in carrying out the crucifixion of Christ, and in turn, condemn their own father Satan to the fire of hell as recorded in Revelation 20:15. So God did bless them well for their obedience to Satan, and Jonadab their father, even to the point where they are the most successful people on the face of the earth today.
When you and I stay faithful to His Word, and become Biblically literate He will also bless us. God blesses everyone that is faithful and obedient to our heavenly Father, and it is not a matter of what you know from His Word, but how obedient you are to what you do know. God gave us these Scriptures for the sake of giving us an example of what we are to expect in this end generation of this earth age, for the events of the end times are passing us by fast.
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