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1 Chronicles 7-9
"The sons of Issachar: Tola, Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four." (1 Chronicles 7:1 RSV)
Benjamin was the youngest of Israel's twelve sons, the second of the two children of Rachel (Genesis 35:24). He was born on the road between Bethlehem and Bethel, the only of Jacob's sons to be born in what is today Israel. Tragically, Rachel died in giving him birth (Genesis 35:16-20). Benjamin's sons:
"The sons of Benjamin: Bela, Becher, and Jediael, three." (1 Chronicles 7:6 RSV)
"The sons of Naphtali: Jahziel, Guni, Jezer, and Shallum, the offspring of Bilhah." (1 Chronicles 7:13 RSV)
Ephraim and Manasseh are frequently mentioned together because, while they branched from their father Joseph, they were Israelite patriarchs in their own right, for all intents and purposes equal to their uncles.
"Their possessions and settlements were Bethel and its towns, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer and its towns, Shechem and its towns, and Ayyah and its towns; also along the borders of the Manassites, Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these dwelt the sons of Joseph the son of Israel." (1 Chronicles 7:28-29 RSV)
"The sons of Asher: Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, Beriah, and their sister Serah." (1 Chronicles 7:30 RSV)
1 Chronicles Chapter 8
The sons of Benjamin:
"Benjamin was the father of Bela his first-born, Ashbel the second, Aharah the third, Nohah the fourth, and Rapha the fifth." (1 Chronicles 8:1-2 RSV)
The line of Saul:
"Jeiel the father of Gibeon dwelt in Gibeon, and the name of his wife was Maacah. His first-born son: Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Nadab, Gedor, Ahio, Zecher, and Mikloth, he was the father of Shimeah. Now these also dwelt opposite their kinsmen in Jerusalem, with their kinsmen.
1 Chronicles Chapter 9
"So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel.
The duties and responsibilities of the various levels of Levites were very clear.
"And Phinehas the son of Eleazar [see also The Lines Of Eleazar and Ithamar] was the ruler over them in time past; The Lord was with him. Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the entrance of the tent of meeting. All these, who were chosen as gatekeepers at the thresholds, were two hundred and twelve. They were enrolled by genealogies in their villages. David and Samuel the seer established them in their office of trust." (1 Chronicles 9:20-22 RSV)