2:3 The sons of a Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah: [which]
three were born unto him of the daughter of Shua the
Canaanitess. And Er, the firstborn of Judah, was evil in the
sight of the LORD; and he slew him.
(a) Though Judah was not Jacob's eldest son, yet he first
begins with him, because he would come to the genealogy
of David, of whom came Christ.
2:6 And the sons of Zerah; Zimri, and b Ethan, and Heman, and
Calcol, and Dara: five of them in all.
2:23 And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, g
from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, [even]
threescore cities. All these [belonged to] the sons of
Machir the father of Gilead.
(g) That is, the Geshurites and Syrians took the towns from
2:24 And after that Hezron was dead in h Calebephratah, then
Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the i father of Tekoa.
(h) Which was a town named for the husband and wife, also
called Bethlehem Ephratah.
(i) Meaning, the chief and prince.
2:31 And the sons of Appaim; Ishi. And the sons of Ishi;
Sheshan. And the children of Sheshan; k Ahlai.
(k) Who died while his father was alive, and therefore it
is said in (1Ch 2:34) that Sheshan had no sons.
2:42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel [were],
Mesha his firstborn, which was the l father of Ziph; and
the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
(l) That is, the chief governor or prince of the Ziphims,
because the prince should have a fatherly care and
affection for his people.
2:46 And Ephah, Caleb's m concubine, bare Haran, and Moza, and
Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
(m) The difference between the wife and the concubine was
that the wife was taken with a ceremony of marriage and
her children inherited, while the concubine had no
marriage ceremony, neither did her children inherit,
but had a portion of goods or money given to them.
2:54 The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites,
Ataroth, the n house of Joab, and half of the
Manahethites, the Zorites.
(n) The chief and principle of the house of Joab.
2:55 And the families of the o scribes which dwelt at Jabez;
the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, [and] Suchathites. These
[are] the p Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of
the house of Rechab.