Matthew Poole on Chronicles

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Where did the Pagan myths come from? For ages, Christians believed that the myths were grounded in Biblical history, corrupted linguistically at Babel and substantially over time. Does this old view hold any water?

See Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "Christian Euhemerism" (in the "Comments")

 

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Poole gives us the genealogy of Ham.

For a detailed study, see his "Synopsis" (in the "Comments" section).

 

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In Genesis 9:18-29, Noah gives a marvelous history of the world...and the success of the true religion among the great families of the world. We are reminded that, when we read the Scriptures, we have to do with God.

See Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "Noah's Prophetical Oracle" (in the "Comments").

 

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There is really no question that the Chronicler is writing to address issues facing the Post-Restoration community. So why does he spend the time of Gentile families in his genealogies?

Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Sons of Japheth, Part 1"

 

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Interested in Christian Euhemerism?

See "Christian Euhemerism" and "The Sons of Japheth, Part 2" in the "Comments".

 

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Sin is greatly aggravated when against judgments and mercy. Think of your nation, your family, yourself...

See Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Sons of Japheth, Part 3" in the "Comments".

 

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Let us stir up our love for the Word!

Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Sons of Japheth, Part 4" (in the "Comments").

 

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Christ is speaking to us, His disciples, in the Scripture. Portions of the Scripture dealing with people, families, tribes, and nations are frequently read passed, skipped, or otherwise ignored, because we are unfamiliar with them. However, when we take the time to familiarize ourselves, the teaching of Scripture takes on additional depths and dimensions. May the Lord place within us the hearts of disciples indeed!

Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Sons of Ham, Part 1" in the "Comments"

 

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Knowledge of the history of the post-diluvian families informs our reading of the Scriptures, and provides historical depth, and context for interpretation and application. It is hard work, but rewarding.

Sermon: "The Sons of Ham, Part 2" in the "Comments".

 

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The Gog and Magog prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 is famously difficult. Some knowledge of the people groups and places referenced does much to aid our understanding, and draw worthwhile practical applications.

See the Sermon: "The Sons of Ham, Part 3" in the "Comments".

 

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The Bible is full of literary beauty. But a knowledge of families, nations, and places is frequently necessary to see it. But when it is seen, the Bible's teachings and exhortations come with additional rhetorical force!

See Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Sons of Ham, Part 4" (in the "Comments"

 

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"We will get out of it, what we put into it." So it is in the study of the Scriptures...

Dr. Dilday's Sermon: "The Sons of Ham, Part 5" (in the Comments)

 

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"The great promise of the Messiah was translated from Adam to Seth, from him to Shem, from him to Eber, and so to the Hebrew nation, who were entrusted, above all nations, with that sacred treasure, till the promise was performed and the Messiah had come." -Matthew Henry

 

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I am beginning to supplement the comparatively brief comments on Shem's line in Chronicles, with Poole's more extensive treatment in Genesis. See the "Comments" section.

 

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I am continuing to supplement the comparatively brief comments on Shem's line in Chronicles, with Poole's more extensive treatment in Genesis. See the "Comments" section.

 

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I have filled out the comparatively brief comments on Shem's line in Chronicles with Poole's more extensive treatment in Genesis. See the "Comments" section.

 

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Being a student in the school of Christ can be hard work. However, it pays the richest of dividends. We are sitting at the feet of Christ, as He teaches us about Himself.

See "The Sons of Ham, Part 6" in the "Comments"

 

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Here, the Sons of Ishmael are treated briefly.

See the "Comments" for Poole's more lengthy treatment from Genesis.

 

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Every word of God's Word is fulfilled. Abraham was indeed the father, not just of one populous nation, but of many nations...

And, behold, a different world! in which children were earnestly desired...

 

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Matthew Poole's more detailed account of Keturah and her offspring from Genesis has been added in the "Comments"!

 

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"The providence of God keeps up the generations of men. How easily could he cut it off without either a deluge or a conflagration! As one generation, even of sinful men, passes away, another comes. Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it." -Matthew Henry

 

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Poole's more detailed comments on the genealogy of Isaac from Genesis 25 are to be found in the "Comments" section.

 

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Matthew Poole provides a few more details and cross references on the genealogy of Esau from his "Synopsis" on Genesis 36!

See the "Comments" section.

 

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A comforting thought as the Church finds herself surrounded...

"Let us take occasion, from the reading of these genealogies, to think...of the providence of God, which keeps up the generations of men, and so preserves that degenerate race, though guilty and obnoxious, in being upon earth. As one generation, even of sinful men, passes away, another comes (Ecclesiastes 1:4; Numbers 32:14), and will do so while the earth remains. 'Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it.'" -Matthew Henry

 

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Poole's more detailed comments on the Sons of Seir from Genesis have been included in the "Comments" section!

 
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