"It seems that often when we come to do the 'Daily Readings'
in the books of Chronicles we inwardly groan. Our view might well be that
Chronicles is just lists of names. We may be tempted to skip parts of the
Chronicles readings even though we know that [being Scripture] in some ways they
are 'useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness'
(2Ti 3:16)" (PF).
A substantial part of this genealogy reproduces the table of
nations from Gen 10. Far from being irrelevant, there must be value in recording
this information. In fact, these relationships provide the basis for our
understanding of much of prophecy, and how and why certain nations interacted at