1 Chr 1:5

1:5 sons. In ancient Near Eastern genealogies, the terms “sons” and “fathers” are often used literally. But they may be used more loosely, referring to relatively distant family relations or other social or geographical connections. Here “sons” points to cultural and geographical relationships. Compare the geographical focus of 2:42–55; 4:1–23; 28:43; 6:54–81; 7:20–29; 9:2; 11:10–47.