1 Chronicles 2:6
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New International Version
The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol and Darda --five in all.

New Living Translation
The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda--five in all.

English Standard Version
The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all.

Berean Study Bible
The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara—five in all.

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol and Dara; five of them in all.

King James Bible
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

Christian Standard Bible
Zerah's sons: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara--five in all.

Contemporary English Version
Zerah was the father of Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda.

Good News Translation
His brother Zerah had five sons: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Darda.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zerah's sons: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara--five in all.

International Standard Version
Zerah had five sons in all: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara.

NET Bible
The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Kalkol, Dara--five in all.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Darda; five of them in all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zerah's sons were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara-five in all.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

New American Standard 1977
And the sons of Zerah were Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara; five of them in all.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five of them in all.

King James 2000 Bible
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

American King James Version
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara; five of them in all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons also of Zare: Zamri, and Ethan, and Eman, and Chalchal, and Dara, five in all.

Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

World English Bible
The sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara; five of them in all.

Young's Literal Translation
And sons of Zerah: Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara; all of them five.
Study Bible
The Sons of Israel
5The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul. 6The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara five in all. 7The son of Carmi: Achar, who brought trouble upon Israel by violating the ban on devoted things.…
Cross References
1 Kings 4:31
He was wiser than all men—wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and wiser than Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread throughout the surrounding nations.

1 Chronicles 2:5
The sons of Perez: Hezron and Hamul.

1 Chronicles 2:7
The son of Carmi: Achar, who brought trouble upon Israel by violating the ban on devoted things.

Psalm 88:1
O LORD, the God of my salvation, day and night I cry out before You.

Treasury of Scripture

And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.

Zimri. i.e., snug; my song; my field

Numbers 25:14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain …

1 Kings 16:9,10,12,15,16,18,20 And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against …

2 Kings 9:31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who …

1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and …

1 Chronicles 8:36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, …

1 Chronicles 9:42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and …

Jeremiah 25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the …

(1) Captain of Elah king of Israel, whom he slew and succeeded, B.C.

1 Kings 16:9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against …

1 Kings 16:10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and …

(2) Captain of the Simeonites,

Numbers 25:14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain …

(3) Descendant of Judah by Tamar.

1 Chronicles 2:4 And Tamar his daughter in law bore him Pharez and Zerah. All the …

(4) Of the stock of Saul,

1 Chronicles 8:36 And Ahaz begat Jehoadah; and Jehoadah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, …

1 Chronicles 9:42 And Ahaz begat Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and …

(5) A son of Zerah, the son of Judah,

1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and …

Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: …

Joshua 7:17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the …

Joshua 7:18 And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, …

Joshua 7:1,17,18 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: …

Zabdi.

(6) A name applied to a tribe and supposed to refer to people in Eastern Arabia,

Jeremiah 25:25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the …

Ethan. i.e., perennial, constant; ancient

1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and …

1 Chronicles 2:8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.

1 Chronicles 6:42,44 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei…

1 Chronicles 15:17,19 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, …

1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, …

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will …

(1) An Israelite known for his wisdom, an Ezrahite, to whom Psalm

1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, …

(2) A son of Zerah, the son of Judah,

1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and …

1 Chronicles 2:8 And the sons of Ethan; Azariah.

(3) A descendant of Gershon, the son of Levi,

1 Chronicles 6:42 The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,

(4) A descendant of Merari, the son of Levi,

1 Chronicles 6:44 And their brothers the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan …

1 Chronicles 15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound …

Heman. i.e., faithful

1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and …

1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, …

1 Chronicles 15:19 So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound …

1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, …

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

1 Chronicles 16:41,42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, …

1 Chronicles 25:1,4,5,6 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service …

2 Chronicles 5:12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of …

2 Chronicles 29:14 And of the sons of Heman; Jehiel, and Shimei: and of the sons of …

2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according …

Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

(1) A wise man who flourished before Solomon,

1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, …

1 Chronicles 2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and …

(2) A Levite of the Kohathites, a leader of David's choir,

1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brothers, …

1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, …

1 Chronicles 16:42 And with them Heman and Jeduthun with trumpets and cymbals for those …

Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

See also Homam.

1 Chronicles 1:39 And the sons of Lotan; Hori, and Homam: and Timna was Lotan's sister.

Calcol. i.e., sustenance; comprehended

1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, …

Dara. i.e., pearl of wisdom Darda is here called Dara, by the elision of a {daleth.}

Darda.







(6-8) The sons of Zerah.--From this point our narrative ceases to depend entirely upon the data of Genesis.

(6) Zimri.--This name is probably a merely accidental variant of Zabdi. Both are genuine Hebrew names occurring elsewhere. But the fact that Zimri here, and Zabdi at Joshua 7:1, are both called sons of Zerah, seems to prove their identity; especially as m is often confused with b, and d with r.

Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara.--It is stated (1Kings 4:31) that Solomon was "wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol." It will be seen that the first three names coincide with those of our text, and that Dara is only one letter different from Darda. Further, many MSS. of Chronicles, as well as the Svriac and Arabic versions and the Targum, actually have Darda. The Yatic. LXX. reads Darad. There is thus a virtual repetition of these four names in the passage of Kings, and it is difficult to suppose that the persons intended are not the same there and here. Ethan is called an Ezrahite in Kings, but Ezrah and Zerah are equivalent forms in Hebrew; and the Yatic. LXX. actually calls Ethan a Zarhite--i.e., a descendant of Zerah (Numbers 26:13). The designation of the four as "sons of Mahol" presents no difficulty. Mahol is a usual word for the sacred dance (Psalm 149:3; Psalm 150:4), and the four Zarhites are thus described as "sons of dancing"--that is, sacred musicians. It is likely, therefore, that these famous minstrels of Judah were adopted into the Levitical clans in which sacred music was the hereditary profession. (See Psalms 88, 89., titles.) Whether Ethan and Heman are the persons mentioned in 1Chronicles 6:33; 1Chronicles 6:44; 1Chronicles 15:17; 1Chronicles 15:19 as the recognised heads of two of the great guilds of temple musicians is not clear. The Levitical ancestry ascribed to them in 1 Chronicles 6 would not be opposed to this assumption, as adoption would involve it.

And the sons of Zerah,.... The other twin of Judah:

Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all; the Targum calls them governors, and adds, on whom the spirit of prophecy dwelt; and in the Jewish chronology (n) they are said to prophesy in Egypt; and the four last are supposed to be the same with those in 1 Kings 4:31. See Gill on 1 Kings 4:31.

(n) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 20. p. 52. 6. Zimri, and Ethan, and Heman, and Calcol, and Dara—These five are here stated to be the sons of Zerah, that is, of Ezra, whence they were called Ezrahites (1Ki 4:31). In that passage they are called "the sons of Mahol," which, however, is to be taken not as a proper name, but appellatively for "sons of music, dancing," etc. The traditional fame of their great sagacity and acquirements had descended to the time of Solomon and formed a standard of comparison for showing the superior wisdom of that monarch. Jewish writers say that they were looked up to as prophets by their countrymen during the abode in Egypt.2:1-55 Genealogies. - We are now come to the register of the children of Israel, that distinguished people, who were to dwell alone, and not be reckoned among the nations. But now, in Christ, all are welcome to his salvation who come to him; all have equal privileges according to their faith in him, their love and devotedness to him. All that is truly valuable consists in the favour, peace, and image of God, and a life spent to his glory, in promoting the welfare of our fellow-creatures.
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