“Although they do not make particularly exciting reading, the importance of these national archives and major genealogical lists to the nation at this time cannot be overstated.”

Read:  1 Chronicles 4:24-43, 5:1-17, 6, 7, 8

“Following these genealogies is a record of the people of Jerusalem, but the specific time, either before or after the exile, is not entirely clear.  It does seem to correspond most closely, however, to similar listings in Nehemiah’s accounts.  If so, these are the families living in Jerusalem at the very time that these national archives are being compiled.”

Read:  1 Chronicles 9

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.