Old Testament

1 Chronicles 7
The Tribe of Issachar
71The sons of Issachar were Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four in all.
2The sons of Tola were Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Samuel, heads of their fathers' houses. In the days of David the number of powerful warriors written in the genealogies of the family of Tola was 22,600.
3The son of Uzzi was Izrahiah. The sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, Joel, and Ishiah,[] five all of them head men. 4According to the genealogical records of their fathers' houses, because they had many wives and sons, they had with them 36,000 men in divisions available for battle. 5Their brothers among all the families of Issachar, powerful warriors, who were listed in the genealogy, were 87,000 in all.
The Tribe of Benjamin
6The sons of Benjamin were Bela, Beker, and Jediael, three in all.
7The sons of Bela were Ezbon, Uzzi, Uzziel, Jerimoth, and Iri, five, all heads of their fathers' houses. Their powerful warriors listed in the genealogical records were 22,034.
8The sons of Beker were Zemirah, Joash, Eliezer, Elioenai, Omri, Jeremoth, Abijah, Anathoth, and Alemeth. All these were the sons of Beker. 9They were listed in the genealogical records as heads of their fathers' houses, along with 20,200 powerful warriors.
10The son of Jediael was Bilhan.
The sons of Bilhan were Jeush, Benjamin, Ehud, Kena'anah, Zethan, Tarshish, and Ahishahar. 11All these were sons[] of Jediael, the heads of their fathers' houses, listed along with 17,200 powerful warriors, who were able to go out to war with the army.
12Shuppim and Huppim were the sons of Ir. The Hushim were the sons of Aher.[]
The Tribe of Naphtali
13The sons of Naphtali were Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, Shallum. They were the grandsons of Bilhah.
The Tribe of Manasseh
14The first son of Manasseh was Asriel, born to his Aramean concubine. She also gave birth to Makir, the father of Gilead. 15Makir took a wife from Huppim and Shuppim.[] His sister's name was Ma'akah. The name of Manasseh's second son was Zelophehad, but Zelophehad had only daughters. 16Ma'akah, the wife of Makir,[] gave birth to a son, and she named him Peresh. The name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem. 17The son of Ulam was Bedan.
These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Makir, the son of Manasseh. 18His sister Hammoleketh gave birth to Ishhod, Abiezer, and Mahlah. 19The sons of Shemida were Ahian, Shechem, Likhi, and Aniam.
The Tribe of Ephraim
20The descendants of Ephraim were Shuthelah, his son Bered, his son Tahath, his son Eleadah, his son Tahath, 21his son Zabad, his son Shuthelah, and also Ezer and Elead.
These two were killed by the native men of Gath, because they came down to take away their livestock. 22Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brothers came to comfort him. 23He went to his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to a son, and he named him Beriah, because there was trouble with his house.[] 24His daughter was She'erah, who built lower and upper Beth Horon and Uzzen She'erah.
25Rephah was his son, and Resheph his son,[] and Telah his son, Tahan his son, 26Ladan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son, 27Nun his son, and Joshua his son. 28Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and Na'aran on the east, and Gezer on the west with its towns, also Shechem and its towns, as far as Ayyah and its towns. 29Along the borders of the people of Manasseh they received Beth Shean and its towns, Ta'anach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, and Dor and its towns. The descendants of Joseph, the son of Israel, lived in these towns.
The Tribe of Asher
30The sons of Asher were Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah. Serah was their sister.
31The sons of Beriah were Heber and Malkiel, who was the father of Birzaith.
32Heber became the father of Japhlet, Shomer, Hotham, and their sister Shua.
33The sons of Japhlet were Pasak, Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the sons of Japhlet.
34The sons of Shemer[] were Ahi, Rohgah, Jehubbah,[] and Aram.
35The sons of his brother Helem[] were Zophah, Imna, Shelesh, and Amal.
36The sons of Zophah were Suah, Harnepher, Shual, Beri, Imrah, 37Bezer, Hod, Shamma, Shilshah, Ithran, and Be'era.
38The sons of Jether were Jephunneh, Pispah, and Ara.
39The sons of Ulla were Arah, Hanniel, and Rizia.
40All these were the sons of Asher, heads of the houses of their fathers, elite soldiers, powerful warriors, heads of the tribal leaders. The number of them listed in the genealogies for service in war was 26,000 men.


  • 7:3 To get the total of five, Izrahiah must be included in the count.
  • 7:11 That is, grandsons
  • 7:12 Verse 12 is difficult. The -im ending usually indicates a group of people, not the name of a person, but in Genesis 46:21 Muppim and Huppim are sons of Benjamin. In Genesis 46:23 Hushim is a son of Dan. The list for Dan may be folded into the list for Benjamin. See also verse 15.
  • 7:15 Literally for Huppim and Shuppim
  • 7:16 According to verses 15 and 16, Ma'akah is named both as Makir's sister and his wife. It is not clear if this refers to one woman or two. See 9:35 where Ma'akah is Jeiel's wife.
  • 7:23 Beriah sounds like in trouble in Hebrew.
  • 7:25 The words his son are missing from the Hebrew manuscripts.
  • 7:34 Or Shomer
  • 7:34 Or Hubbah
  • 7:35 Apparently the same as Hotham