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Some of the heads of the tribe of Benjamin, ver. 1 - 32.
The family of Saul, ver. 33 - 40.
6: These - These following, ver.(7), because he here speaks of
them who were removed. He describes the sons of Benjamin by the
places of their habitation, without an exact account of their parents;
because their genealogies were broken by that almost total extirpation
of this tribe, (Jdg 20:29-48).
28: Heads of the fathers, &c. - Particular notice is taken of these,
that others, at their return from captivity, might be induced to settle
there too, which it seems few were willing to do, because it was the post
of danger. Many great and mighty nations were then upon earth, and many
illustrious men in them, whose names are buried in perpetual oblivion,
while the names of multitudes of the Israel of God, are here carefully
preserved in everlasting remembrance: a figure of God's writing the names
of his spiritual Israel, in the Lamb's book of life.
40: Archers - Heb. that tread the bow; for the bows of steel,
which these used, required great strength to bend them; which
therefore they did by treading the bow with their feet, and
pulling the string with both their hands.