Workers For Jesus Online Bible Study Table of Contents

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Timeline of the Bible

God creates the world. --- God destroys the world with the flood, but saves  Noah and his family.---
 God chooses Abraham and his descendants to His people. ---Abraham's grandson, Jacob, has 12 sons who lead the 12 tribes of Israel.--- The Israelites become slaves in Egypt.--- God helps the Israelites escape and leads them to Canaan. ---The Israelites fight in wars and take control of Canaan.---Judges lead the Israelites, but the Israelites want to have kings instead of judges. --- David is Israel's greatest king. --- This book of the Bible happens between theses times Israel divides into 2 parts: Israel and Judah.--- The people of Israel and Judah continue to sin and worship false gods.--- God allows the Assyrians and the Babylonians to take the Israelites out of Israel and Judah.---   The Israelites (Jews) live in Babylonia and then Persia. --- When Persia defeats the Babylonians, the Jews go back to Judah.--- The Jews build God's Temple in Jerusalem again.--- Greece defeats Persia, and the Greeks control Judah (also now called Israel).--- The Jews become independent for 100 years.-- The Romans take control of Israel.--- Jesus is born. At age 30, Jesus begins his ministry. ---Jesus is crucified and then is resurrected. --- A Roman named Saul is converted to Christianity and becomes Paul.--- Christianity spreads. --- Paul write letters to Christians in other places. In the year, 70 A.D., God's Temple in Jerusalem is destroyed again.


The Book of  1 Chronicles

There are two books of Chronicles: 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles. They contain records from the time of Adam to the time when the Jewish people returned from the Babylonian captivity.

The book of 1 Chronicles starts with Adam and tells the family history (genealogy) of Saul and David.  The second part of 1 Chronicles tells about the time when David was the king of Israel.

The book of 2 Chronicles tells about the time when David's son, Solomon, was the king of Israel.  The second part of 2 Chronicles tells about the other kings who ruled Israel until the Jews were taken away to Babylonia.  The book ends with the Jews returning to Israel.


1 Chronicles 5 -7
The descendants of Jacob's sons.

1 Chronicles 5

The descendants of Jacob's son, Reuben.

Birthright means the honor or possessions that a person inherits from his parents.

Reuben was the oldest son of Israel (Jacob). But Reuben did not receive Jacob's birthright. That was because he had sexual relations with Israel's concubine. Reuben's birthright was given to Joseph's descendants.
[1] Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but, forasmuch as he defiled his father's bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.

Judah's family became the strongest and biggest family. David came from Judah's line, but Joseph's family inherited Jacob's birthright.
[2] For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph's:)

These are Reuben's descendants.
[3] The sons, I say, of Reuben the firstborn of Israel were, Hannoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi.
[4] The sons of Joel; Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son,
[5] Micah his son, Reaia his son, Baal his son,

Reuben's descendant, Beerah, was the prince of the Reubenites (Reuben's family). He was carried away by the king of Assyria named Tilgath-pilneser.
[6] Beerah his son, whom Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria carried away captive: he was prince of the Reubenites.
[7] And his brethren by their families, when the genealogy of their generations was reckoned, were the chief, Jeiel, and Zechariah,
[8] And Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who dwelt in Aroer, even unto Nebo and Baal-meon:

Reuben's family spread eastward towards the Euphrates River.
[9] And eastward he inhabited unto the entering in of the wilderness from the river Euphrates: because their cattle were multiplied in the land of Gilead.

When Saul was the king, the Reubenites fought a war with the people named the Hagarites.  The Reubenites defeated the Hagarites and lived in their land that was in the area named Gilead.
[10] And in the days of Saul they made war with the Hagarites, who fell by their hand: and they dwelt in their tents throughout all the east land of Gilead.

The descendants of Jacob's son, Gad.

The descendants of Jacob's son, Gad, lived near the Reubenites.  They lived in the land called Bashan near the town named named Salchah.
[11] And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salchah:

These are some of the leaders of Gad's family.

[12] Joel the chief, and Shapham the next, and Jaanai, and Shaphat in Bashan.
[13] And their brethren of the house of their fathers were, Michael, and Meshullam, and Sheba, and Jorai, and Jachan, and Zia, and Heber, seven.
[14] These are the children of Abihail the son of Huri, the son of Jaroah, the son of Gilead, the son of Michael, the son of Jeshishai, the son of Jahdo, the son of Buz;
[15] Ahi the son of Abdiel, the son of Guni, chief of the house of their fathers.

Gad's family lived in Bashan and Sharon.  Their genealogy (family history) was recorded during the time that Jotham was the king of Judah, and Jeroboam was the king of Israel.
[16] And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.
[17] All these were reckoned by genealogies in the days of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king of Israel.


The descendants of Reuben, Gad, and Joseph's son, Manasseh fight a war.

The soldiers of these 3 families were brave. They used swords and shields. They used bow and arrows. They were good fighters in war. The total number of soldiers was 44,760.

[18] The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.

They fought a war with the people named the Hagarites. They also fought with descendants of some of Ishmael's sons, Jetur, Nephish, and Nodab.
[19] And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.

They trusted God and prayed for His help. He helped them defeat the Hagarites and the others.
[20] And they were helped against them, and the Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with them: for they cried to God in the battle, and he was intreated of them; because they put their trust in him.

They took their cattle, 50,000 camels, 250,000 sheep, 2,000 donkeys, and 1,000 men.
[21] And they took away their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.

God was helping them, so many Hagarites died. The descendants of Jacob lived in the Hagarites' land. They lived there until the Assyrians captured the Israelites.
[22] For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

The descendants of Joseph's son, Manasseh, lived in the land. Their land was from the area of Bashan to Baal-hermon and Senir and then to Mt. Hermon.
[23] And the children of the half tribe of Manasseh dwelt in the land: they increased from Bashan unto Baal-hermon and Senir, and unto mount Hermon.

These were the leaders of the families: Epher, Ishi, Eliel, Azriel, Jeremiah, Hodaviah, and Jahdiel. They were brave and famous men.
[24] And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers.

The families of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh sinned. They started to worship false gods of the Canaanites. God stirred up the kings of Assyria named Pul and Tilgath-pilneser. The kings carried the families away. They took them to the places named Halah, Habor, Hara, and to the Gozan river. When this book of the Bible was written, they were still in those places.
[25] And they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after the gods of the people of the land, whom God destroyed before them.
[26] And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria, and he carried them away, even the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah, and Habor, and Hara, and to the river Gozan, unto this day.

1 Chronicles 6

The descendants of Jacob's son, Levi, became the priests.

The descendants of Jacob's son, Levi.

Levi had 3 sons:  Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. These are their descendants.
[1] The sons of Levi; Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
[2] And the sons of Kohath; Amram, Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
[3] And the children of Amram; Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam. The sons also of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
[4] Eleazar begat Phinehas, Phinehas begat Abishua,
[5] And Abishua begat Bukki, and Bukki begat Uzzi,
[6] And Uzzi begat Zerahiah, and Zerahiah begat Meraioth,
[7] Meraioth begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
[8] And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
[9] And Ahimaaz begat Azariah, and Azariah begat Johanan,

Levi's descendant, Azariah, was one of the priests in the temple that Solomon built.
[10] And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
[11] And Azariah begat Amariah, and Amariah begat Ahitub,
[12] And Ahitub begat Zadok, and Zadok begat Shallum,
[13] And Shallum begat Hilkiah, and Hilkiah begat Azariah,
[14] And Azariah begat Seraiah, and Seraiah begat Jehozadak,

Jehozadak was taken away when Nebuchadnezzar took away the Israelites.
[15] And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.

These are more of Levi's descendants.
[16] The sons of Levi; Gershom, Kohath, and Merari.
[17] And these be the names of the sons of Gershom; Libni, and Shimei.
[18] And the sons of Kohath were, Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel.
[19] The sons of Merari; Mahli, and Mushi. And these are the families of the Levites according to their fathers.
[20] Of Gershom; Libni his son, Jahath his son, Zimmah his son,
[21] Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeaterai his son.
[22] The sons of Kohath; Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
[23] Elkanah his son, and Ebiasaph his son, and Assir his son,
[24] Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah his son, and Shaul his son.
[25] And the sons of Elkanah; Amasai, and Ahimoth.
[26] As for Elkanah: the sons of Elkanah; Zophai his son, and Nahath his son,
[27] Eliab his son, Jeroham his son, Elkanah his son.
[28] And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn Vashni, and Abiah.
[29] The sons of Merari; Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei his son, Uzza his son,
[30] Shimea his son, Haggiah his son, Asaiah his son.


Levites who played music in the temple.


The Ark of the Covenant was the box that contained the tablets of the Ten Commandments.

When the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem, it was kept in a special tent. David set up musicians to play in the tent.  They did the work of the temple and sang with the people who worshiped.  Later, when Solomon was king, he built the Lord's temple. These families worked in the temple, too.
[31] And these are they whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had rest.
[32] And they ministered before the dwelling place of the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and then they waited on their office according to their order.

[33] And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,
[34] The son of Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Eliel, the son of Toah,
[35] The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
[36] The son of Elkanah, the son of Joel, the son of Azariah, the son of Zephaniah,
[37] The son of Tahath, the son of Assir, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah,
[38] The son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, the son of Israel.


Asaph was an assistant.
[39] And his brother Asaph, who stood on his right hand, even Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
[40] The son of Michael, the son of Baaseiah, the son of Malchiah,
[41] The son of Ethni, the son of Zerah, the son of Adaiah,
[42] The son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei,
[43] The son of Jahath, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi.

These descendants were assistants, too.
[44] And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,
[45] The son of Hashabiah, the son of Amaziah, the son of Hilkiah,
[46] The son of Amzi, the son of Bani, the son of Shamer,
[47] The son of Mahli, the son of Mushi, the son of Merari, the son of Levi.

Their brothers from the other Levite families were appointed to work at the Lord's tabernacle.
[48] Their brethren also the Levites were appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.

The descendants of Moses' brother, Aaron.

Aaron's family and his descendants were appointed to work in the most holy part of the temple. They made sacrifices on the altar for burnt sacrifices and on the altar of incense. The followed Moses' commandments to ask God to forgive Israel's sins.
[49] But Aaron and his sons offered upon the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense, and were appointed for all the work of the place most holy, and to make an atonement for Israel, according to all that Moses the servant of God had commanded.

These are Aaron's descendants.
[50] And these are the sons of Aaron; Eleazar his son, Phinehas his son, Abishua his son,
[51] Bukki his son, Uzzi his son, Zerahiah his son,
[52] Meraioth his son, Amariah his son, Ahitub his son,
[53] Zadok his son, Ahimaaz his son.


When the Israelites entered the land of Canaan, the land was divided among Jacob's sons. But the descendants of Jacob's son, Levi, did not get land for themselves. All of the other families gave the Levites part of their land.

The Levites' lands.

These are the places where Aaron's descendants lived.
[54] Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

Judah's family gave them the place named Hebron and the areas around it.
[55] And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.

Back in the Book of Numbers 13, Moses sent spies into Canaan to see if the Israelites should enter. All of the spies except for Caleb said it was not safe for the Israelites to enter. They did not trust God to help them. But Caleb said they should trust God and enter Canaan immediately. God punished the spies who did not trust Him enough.

But the farms and small towns in Hebron were given to Caleb (his father was Jephunneh).
[56] But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

These are the cities and towns that the tribe of Judah gave to Aaron and his descendants.
[57] And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, namely, Hebron, the city of refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
[58] And Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
[59] And Ashan with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her suburbs:

These are the cities and towns that the tribe of Benjamin gave to the Levites.
[60] And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.

The half-tribe of Joseph's son, Manasseh, gave the Levites 10 cities.
[61] And unto the sons of Kohath, which were left of the family of that tribe, were cities given out of the half tribe, namely, out of the half tribe of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.

The tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali, and Manasseh gave the Levites 13 cities.
[62] And to the sons of Gershom throughout their families out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of the tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

The tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun gave the Levites 12 cities.
[63] Unto the sons of Merari were given by lot, throughout their families, out of the tribe of Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

These are the cities and suburbs (areas around the cities) that each tribe gave to the Levites.
[64] And the children of Israel gave to the Levites these cities with their suburbs.
[65] And they gave by lot out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the children of Simeon, and out of the tribe of the children of Benjamin, these cities, which are called by their names.
[66] And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.
[67] And they gave unto them, of the cities of refuge, Shechem in mount Ephraim with her suburbs; they gave also Gezer with her suburbs,
[68] And Jokmeam with her suburbs, and Beth-horon with her suburbs,
[69] And Aijalon with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs:
[70] And out of the half tribe of Manasseh; Aner with her suburbs, and Bileam with her suburbs, for the family of the remnant of the sons of Kohath.
[71] Unto the sons of Gershom were given out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
[72] And out of the tribe of Issachar; Kedesh with her suburbs, Daberath with her suburbs,
[73] And Ramoth with her suburbs, and Anem with her suburbs:
[74] And out of the tribe of Asher; Mashal with her suburbs, and Abdon with her suburbs,
[75] And Hukok with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs:
[76] And out of the tribe of Naphtali; Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, and Hammon with her suburbs, and Kirjathaim with her suburbs.
[77] Unto the rest of the children of Merari were given out of the tribe of Zebulun. Rimmon with her suburbs, Tabor with her suburbs:
[78] And on the other side Jordan by Jericho, on the east side of Jordan, were given them out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer in the wilderness with her suburbs, and Jahzah with her suburbs,
[79] Kedemoth also with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs:
[80] And out of the tribe of Gad; Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
[81] And Heshbon with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.

1 Chronicles 7

The descendants of Jacob's son, Issachar.

Issachar had 4 sons.
[1] Now the sons of Issachar were, Tola, and Puah, Jashub, and Shimron, four.

Some of Issachar's descendants were brave soldiers. During David's time, there were 22,600 of them.
[2] And the sons of Tola; Uzzi, and Rephaiah, and Jeriel, and Jahmai, and Jibsam, and Shemuel, heads of their father's house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David two and twenty thousand and six hundred.

More descendants of Issachar. There were 36,000 soldiers, their wives, and their children.
[3] And the sons of Uzzi; Izrahiah: and the sons of Izrahiah; Michael, and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishiah, five: all of them chief men.
[4] And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.

In other parts of Issachar's family, there were 87,000 soldiers.
[5] And their brethren among all the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven thousand.


The descendants of Jacob's son, Benjamin.

Benjamin had 3 sons.
[6] The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.

These are Bela's descendants. There were 22,034 soldiers.
[7] And the sons of Bela; Ezbon, and Uzzi, and Uzziel, and Jerimoth, and Iri, five; heads of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valour; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand and thirty and four.

These are Becher's descendants. There were 20,200 soldiers.
[8] And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.
[9] And the number of them, after their genealogy by their generations, heads of the house of the fathers, mighty men of valour, was twenty thousand and two hundred.

These are the descendants of Jediael. There were 17,200 soldiers.
[10] The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
[11] All these the sons of Jediael, by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valour, were seventeen thousand and two hundred soldiers, fit to go out for war and battle.
[12] Shuppim also, and Huppim, the children of Ir, and Hushim, the sons of Aher.


The descendants of Jacob's son, Naphtali.

[13] The sons of Naphtali; Jahziel, and Guni, and Jezer, and Shallum, the sons of Bilhah.


The descendants of Jacob's grandson, Manasseh.


Gilead was east of the Jordan River. Some of the Israelites decided to stay there when the other Israelites moved into Canaan on the western side of the river.
A modern photo of Gilead. From Wikipedia

Manasseh's sons were Ashriel and Machir. Machir's mother was a concubine who was an Aramitess (from Syria). Machir was called the father of Gilead.
[14] The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:

A descendant of Manasseh was Zelophehad. Zelophehad had 5 daughters.
[15] And Machir took to wife the sister of Huppim and Shuppim, whose sister's name was Maachah;) and the name of the second was Zelophehad: and Zelophehad had daughters.

Zelophehad's daughters asked Moses for land in Canaan.  You can read their story on this page:


More of Manasseh's descendants

[16] And Maachah the wife of Machir bare a son, and she called his name Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
[17] And the sons of Ulam; Bedan. These were the sons of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh.
[18] And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and Mahalah.
[19] And the sons of Shemida were, Ahian, and Shechem, and Likhi, and Aniam.


The descendants of Joseph's son, Ephraim

These were Ephraim's sons.
[20] And the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and Bered his son, and Tahath his son, and Eladah his son, and Tahath his son,

Some of Ephraim's descendants were killed by some men from the area named Gath. They came to steal cattle.
[21] And Zabad his son, and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, and Elead, whom the men of Gath that were born in that land slew, because they came down to take away their cattle.

Ephraim was sad about his sons and grandsons who were killed. His family came to comfort him.
[22] And Ephraim their father mourned many days, and his brethren came to comfort him.

Ephraim had another son named Beriah (this name means evil; he had been born during an evil time).
[23] And when he went in to his wife, she conceived, and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

One of Ephraim's descendants was a woman named Sherah. She built places named Beth-horon (upper and lower) and Uzzen-sherah.
[24] (And his daughter was Sherah, who built Beth-horon the nether, and the upper, and Uzzen-sherah.)

These are more of Ephraim's descendants.
[25] And Rephah was his son, also Resheph, and Telah his son, and Tahan his son,
[26] Laadan his son, Ammihud his son, Elishama his son,
[27] Non his son, Jehoshua his son.

These are the lands and cities of the descendants of Ephraim
[28] And their possessions and habitations were, Bethel and the towns thereof, and eastward Naaran, and westward Gezer, with the towns thereof; Shechem also and the towns thereof, unto Gaza and the towns thereof:
[29] And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Beth-shean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel.

The descendants of Jacob's son, Asher.

[30] The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.
[31] And the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel, who is the father of Birzavith.
[32] And Heber begat Japhlet, and Shomer, and Hotham, and Shua their sister.
[33] And the sons of Japhlet; Pasach, and Bimhal, and Ashvath. These are the children of Japhlet.
[34] And the sons of Shamer; Ahi, and Rohgah, Jehubbah, and Aram.
[35] And the sons of his brother Helem; Zophah, and Imna, and Shelesh, and Amal.
[36] The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
[37] Bezer, and Hod, and Shamma and Shilshah, and Ithran, and Beera.
[38] And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.
[39] And the sons of Ulla; Arah, and Haniel, and Rezia.

In Asher's family, there were 26,000 soldiers.
[40] All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.