1 Samuel 9:1

Hebrew Bible

1 There was a Benjaminite man named Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. Kish was a prominent person. 2 He had a son named Saul, a handsome young man. There was no one among the Israelites more handsome than he was; he stood head and shoulders above all the people. 3 The donkeys of Saul’s father Kish wandered off, so Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with you and go look for the donkeys.”

Esther 2:5

Hebrew Bible

3 And let the king appoint officers throughout all the provinces of his kingdom to gather all the attractive young women to Susa the citadel, to the harem under the authority of Hegai, the king’s eunuch who oversees the women, and let him provide whatever cosmetics they desire. 4 Let the young woman whom the king finds most attractive become queen in place of Vashti.” This seemed like a good idea to the king, so he acted accordingly. 5 Now there happened to be a Jewish man in Susa the citadel whose name was Mordecai. He was the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjaminite, 6 who had been taken into exile from Jerusalem with the captives who had been carried into exile with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken into exile. 7 Now he was acting as the guardian of Hadassah (that is, Esther), the daughter of his uncle, for neither her father nor her mother was alive. This young woman was very attractive and had a beautiful figure. When her father and mother died, Mordecai had raised her as if she were his own daughter.

 Notes and References

"... There are various short unilinear genealogies throughout the Old Testament. Exodus 31:2 traces Bezalel in three ascending generations to the tribe of Judah. Numbers 16:1 includes a unilinear genealogy for Korah, with three ascending generations as a son of Levi. Numbers 27:1 gives a genealogy for Zelophedad, with four ascending generations as a son of Manasseh. Joshua 7:1 gives a unilinear genealogy for Achan, with four ascending generations as a son of Judah. Ruth 4:18–22 presents a unilinear genealogy for David, with ten descending generations starting with Perez. This genealogy is especially important for understanding Matthew’s genealogy and will extensively be dealt with below as a sub-category of unilinear genealogies. 1 Samuel 1:1–2 gives a unilinear genealogy for Elkanah, with five ascending generations. 1 Samuel 9:1–2 lists a genealogy for Kish, father of Saul, with five ascending generations. 1 Samuel 14:3 presents a genealogy for Ahijah, with three ascending generations. Ezra 7:1–5 is a priestly unilinear genealogy for Ezra, with sixteen ascending generations back to Aaron the chief priest. Nehemiah 11:22 includes a unilinear genealogy of Uzzi, with five ascending generations, a descendant of Asaph. Nehemiah 11:24 presents a unilinear genealogy for Pethahiah, with three ascending generations, a descendant of Judah. Esther 2:5 gives a unilinear genealogy for Mordecai, with four generations ..."

Kennedy, Joel The Recapitulation of Israel: Use of Israel’s History in Matthew 1:1-4:11 (pp. 30-31) Mohr Siebeck, 2008

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