And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
2:1-55 Genealogies. - We are now come to the register of the children of Israel, that distinguished people, who were to dwell alone, and not be reckoned among the nations. But now, in Christ, all are welcome to his salvation who come to him; all have equal privileges according to their faith in him, their love and devotedness to him. All that is truly valuable consists in the favour, peace, and image of God, and a life spent to his glory, in promoting the welfare of our fellow-creatures.
"Achan" Joshua 7:1
seems to have become "Achar," in order to assimilate the word more closely to the Hebrew term for "troubler," which was from the time of Achan's sin regarded as the true meaning of his name Joshua 7:25-26
Salma: also called, Salmon
And Ram begat Amminadab,.... Ram is the same with Aram, Matthew 1:3
the genealogy is carried down from him to Jesse in the same order as there, and in Ruth 4:19
only here Nahshon the son of Amminadab is called
the prince of the children of Judah; which Kimchi and Jarchi say is written for the honour of David, who descended from him; and Salmon his son is here called Salma. And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,
The sons of Judah and of Pharez, 1 Chronicles 2:3
.f. - The five sons of Judah are given according to Genesis 38
, as the remark on Er which is quoted from Genesis 38:7
of that chapter shows, while the names of the five sons are to be found also in Genesis 46:12
. The two sons of Pharez are according to Genesis 46:12
, cf. Numbers 26:21
7. the sons of Carmi—He was the son of Zimri, or Zabdi, as he is called (Jos 7:1).
Achar—or Achan (Jos 7:1). This variety in the form of the name is with great propriety used here, since Achar means "troubler."
Five of them in all - "These were all chief men; and on them the spirit of prophecy rested." - T.