Chapter 7 continues to recount the descendents of the sons of Israel. It is interesting to see what the chronicler includes that is not recorded elsewhere such as mentioning Beriah’s daughter, Sheerah, who built Lower and Upper Beth Horon as well as Uzzen Sheerah. Why is she considered important enough to mention in passing here, although mentioned nowhere else in the Bible? Was Beth Horon and Uzzen Sheerah considered important when this history was compiled? Was her family? An equally interesting question is to consider what the chronicler left out, but I don’t have time for that.
Chapter 9 begins with the statement that “All Israel was listed in the genealogies recorded in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. They were taken captive to Babylon because of their unfaithfulness.” It then lists those who were “first to resettle on their own property in their own towns.” The chapter ends with King Saul’s lineage.