And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
14:1-17 David's victories. - In this chapter we have an account of, 1. David's kingdom established. 2. His family built up. 3. His enemies defeated. This is repeated from 2Sa 5. Let the fame of David be looked upon as a type and figure of the exalted honour of the Son of David.
Compare 2 Samuel 5:11-25
, the only important variations from which are in 1 Chronicles 14:4-7
, the list of the sons of David (see 1 Chronicles 3:1
note), and in 1 Chronicles 14:12
, where the fact is added that the idols taken from the Philistines were burned.
Beeliada: also called, Eliada
See Chapter Introduction And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
David's palace-building, wives and children, 1 Chronicles 14:1-7
; cf. 2 Samuel 5:11-16
. Two victories over the Philistines, 1 Chronicles 14:8-17
; cf. 2 Samuel 5:17-25
. - The position in which the narrative of these events stands, between the removal of the ark from Kirjath-jearim and its being brought to Jerusalem, is not to be supposed to indicate that they happened in the interval of three months, curing which the ark was left in the house of Obed-edom. The explanation of it rather is, that the author of our Chronicle, for the reasons given in page 170, desired to represent David's design to bring the ark into the capital city of his kingdom as his first undertaking after he had won Jerusalem, and was consequently compelled to bring in the events of our chapter at a later period, and for that purpose this interval of three months seemed to offer him the fittest opportunity. The whole contents of our chapter have already been commented upon in 2 Samuel 5:1
, so that we need not here do more than refer to a few subordinate points.
1Ch 14:3-7. His Wives.
3. David took more wives at Jerusalem—(See on 2Sa 3:5). His concubines are mentioned (1Ch 3:9), where also is given a list of his children (1Ch 14:5-8), and those born in Jerusalem (2Sa 5:14-16). In that, however, the names of Eliphalet and Nogah do not occur, and Beeliada appears to be the same as Eliada.
These are the names of his children - In 2 Samuel 5:14-16
(note), eleven persons only are mentioned in the Hebrew text, but the Septuagint has twenty-four, here there are thirteen, and all the versions have the same number, with certain varieties in the names. - See the notes there.