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17.md 816B

General Information:

The information in 1 Chronicles 4:17-18 has been rearranged so its meaning can be more easily understood. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-versebridge)

Ezrah … Jether … Mered … Epher … Jalon … Miriam … Shammai … Ishbah … Eshtemoa … Jered … Gedor … Heber … Soko … Jekuthiel … Zanoah

These are the names of men. (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/translate-names)

These were the sons of Bithiah

The word “these” refers to Miriam, Shammai, and Ishbah. They were the sons Bithiah bore for her husband Mered.

Bithiah

This is the name of a woman.

Mered’s Judahite wife

The Hebrew text says, “His Judahite wife,” but most versions understand “his” to refer to Mered. This refers to a different wife of Mered, in addition to Bithiah.