1 Chronicles 1-2

Let’s begin!!  Chapter 1 I am so excited for you to read this and say “Hey…I kind of get it”

Historical Records From Adam to Abraham

You need to dig into your memory bank!

Verse 1: Adam, Seth ,Enosh,  Kenan,  Mahalalel, Jared,  Enoch,  Methuselah, Lamech,  Noah.

Verse 1-3- These are straight from Genesis 5.  Read down the right side for the Hebrew meaning. (and the sentence it makes)

THEN…The flood

Questions about Noah's Flood - creation.com

Verse 4- Noah’s 3 Sons

  • Japheth– Gentiles (Me and You)
  • Ham- (Pig)- Cursed Nation  (Enemies)
  • Shem-“S”-Salvation- Adam to Jesus

Noah Japheth Shem Ham Cush Nimrod – Musicians4Freedom

The Legacy of Noah's Sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth

Genesis chapter 9 happened-remember Ham was the brother that disrespected Noah when he was drunk and naked- so his family line becomes the cursed nation

verse 17- Of the three sons, the one the Chronicler will focus on is Shem.  This family line will continue all the way to Mary and the birth of Christ.


Red Circle: Joktan’s genealogy that is known in the Bible before “the earth was divided”- The scattering after the tower of Babel occurred.

Blue Circle: Peleg’s genealogy that is known in the Bible which continues down to the time of Christ

Verse 28: The Family of Abraham

V:35 Esau’s sons (see above)

V:38The people of Seir (before they were called Edomites, their pre-name was Seir)

V:43 The Rulers of Edom:  So why are we talking about the ENEMIES of the Israelites.-The Edomites?

Well, first we need to know who they are…and who they are not!

  • The Edomites are the family line of Abraham right? BUT are they in the family line of David?  No.  He might be Abraham’s grandson but Jacob stole the Covenant line.  These were the kings that ruled when the Israelites whined…” we want a king like the other people do” in Judges.  This was who they took their example from??

Genesis Week 10 – Joseph's Slavery God's Promises “Now Joseph had ...

Phew! That was ALOT in chapter 1!  Moving on.  Does at least 20% make sense??  Then you are 20% ahead of where you were 112 days ago!

Chapter 2- Israel’s Sons. (Jacob’s Sons)

Do we start with SON #1 Reuben? NO- He slept with Dad’s Concubine!

Do we start with SON #2 Simeon? NO– He and his brother Levi told the Shechamites to get circumcised so they can marry into their family and then killed them all while they were healing to avenge the rape of their sister.

Do we start with SON #3 Levi? NO- Because of the above reason BUT they did redeem themselves at the golden calf debacle so they get to be the Priesthood

Do we start with SON #4 Judah? YES!  Judah will be the one who gets the blessing of the Covenant!

(By the way, if we were together in person you would be laughing your butt off at me….I would be drawing and circling names all over the place….” Remember Onan….the pull and pray contraception guy”.  HOT MESS I AM!  Maybe we should ZOOM this lesson!!!  Oh the Humanity!!!)

Also…If you really are reading these instead of skimming, you should recognize things like JOAB right above this and the brothers..we just read about this! (the translation on the above visual ‘Chelubai”=”Caleb”.

 So here is the question…overall, can you look at the picture below and explain it?  NOT every detail, but in general.  Yes or No??

What two nations were Jacob and Esau? - Quora



6 thoughts on “1 Chronicles 1-2

  1. I took OT in both High School and College. I would still hyperventilate if someone gave me the genealogy handout and said “explain this illustration”. 🤣 I have a bird’s eye view and some retention of what we’ve read…but names and the whys still need reminding. Thank you for doing just that. Especially with why Judah ended up with the blessing…I knew it, but couldn’t recall all the facts.

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  2. Yes. Overall, I can look at the picture and explain it. How neat is that! It may take years of reading it for me to do it but eventually it comes together.

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  3. How awesome is it that it doesn’t look like it’s another language though! Imagine if you started over (lol, don’t we have so much more to cover) and we got to this read how much more you would say…it’s making sense now why we have to read (glance or skim) these genealogies. They matter if we are following the covenant that a Messiah will come from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (Israel), the tribe of Judah, then through the line of David. Like if you went on ancestry.com to follow the Covenant to Jesus.


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