1 Chr 2:3–9:1

2:3–9:1 The writer has presented the twelve tribes of Israel as the goal of divine election. Now he describes the extent and order of the covenant nation, covering prominent figures in all the tribes except Dan and Zebulun. The lists involve not only people but also tribal territories. This is suggestive of a hope that the community of those returned from exile would eventually grow to include all the tribes and their territories (1:5 note).