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1 Chronicles Chapter 26

1 Chronicles

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Ch1 26:1, The divisions of the porters; Ch1 26:13, The gates assigned by lot; Ch1 26:20, The Levites that had charge of the treasures; Ch1 26:29, Officers and judges.

1 Chronicles 26:1

ch1 26:1

the divisions: There were four classes of these, each of which belonged to the four gates of the temple, which opened to the four cardinal points of heaven. The eastern gate fell to Shelemiah; the northern to Zechariah (Ch1 26:14); the southern to Obed-edom (Ch1 26:15); and the western to Shuppim and Hosah (Ch1 26:16). These several persons were captains of these porter-bands, or door-keepers, at the different gates. There were probably a thousand men under each of these captains; as we find, from Ch1 23:5, that their whole number was four thousand.

the porters: Ch1 9:17-27, Ch1 15:18, Ch1 15:23, Ch1 15:24; Ch2 23:19

Korhites: Num 26:9-11; Psa 44:1, Psa 49:1 *titles

Meshelemiah: שׁלמיה [Strong's H8018], Shelemiah, is merely an abbreviation of משׁלמיה [Strong's H4920], Meshelemiah, by the apheresis of מ, mem. Ch1 26:14, Shelemiah

Asaph: This variation arises from the rejection of the word אב [Strong's H1], av, "father," and the mutation of י, yood, into א, aleph; being written in the parallel passages אביסף [Strong's H43], Ebiasaph, and here אסף [Strong's H623], Asaph. Ch1 6:37, Ch1 9:19, Ebiasaph

1 Chronicles 26:4

ch1 26:4

Obededom: Ch1 15:18, Ch1 15:21, Ch1 15:24, Ch1 16:5, Ch1 16:38

1 Chronicles 26:5

ch1 26:5

him: "That is, Obed-edom, as Ch1 13:14." Psa 128:1

1 Chronicles 26:6

ch1 26:6

mighty men of valour: They were not only porters, or door keepers, in the ordinary sense of the word, but they were a military guard to the gate, as Dr. Delaney suggests that the word shoarim should be rendered here, and perhaps in this sense alone are we to understand their office, which appears to have been of considerable dignity, and conferred only on men of the first rank. They were appointed to attend the temple, to guard all the avenues to it, to open and shut all the outer gates, and attend at them, not only for state but for service. They were also required to direct and instruct those who were going to worship in the courts of the sanctuary in the conduct they were to observe, to encourage those who were timid, to send back the strangers and unclean, and to guard against thieves and others who were enemies to the house of God. Ch1 26:8, Ch1 12:28; Jdg 6:12; Sa2 2:7 *marg. Ch2 26:17; Neh 11:14; Ti1 6:12; Ti2 2:3

1 Chronicles 26:8

ch1 26:8

able men: Mat 25:15; Co1 12:4-11; Co2 3:6; Pe1 4:11

1 Chronicles 26:9

ch1 26:9

Meshelemiah: Ch1 26:1, Ch1 26:14

1 Chronicles 26:10

ch1 26:10

Hosah: Ch1 16:38

his father: Ch1 5:1, Ch1 5:2

1 Chronicles 26:12

ch1 26:12

wards: That is, classes against each other. Ward formerly signified a class or division. we still apply the term to the different apartments in hospitals, and to the more extensive districts into which the city of London is divided. Ch1 25:8

1 Chronicles 26:13

ch1 26:13

as well the small as the great: Heb. or, as well for the small as for the great, Ch1 24:31, Ch1 25:8

1 Chronicles 26:14

ch1 26:14

Shelemiah: Ch1 26:1, Meshelemiah

Zechariah: Ch1 26:2

1 Chronicles 26:15

ch1 26:15

Asuppim: Heb. gatherings, [Strong's H624], Ch1 26:17; Ch2 25:24; Neh 12:25; Ecc 12:11; Or collections; probably the place where either the supplies of the porters, or the offerings made for the priests and Levites, were laid up. Obed-edom is said to have had the charge of the treasures, etc., in Ch2 25:24.

1 Chronicles 26:16

ch1 26:16

Hosah: Ch1 26:10, Ch1 26:11

Shallecheth: That is, ejection; probably the gate through which all the filth which from time to time might accumulate in the temple and its courts, was cast out.

causeway: Kg1 10:5; Ch2 9:4

ward against ward: That is, their stations were opposite to each other; as the north to the south, and the east to the west. Ch1 26:12, Ch1 25:8; Neh 12:24

1 Chronicles 26:17

ch1 26:17

Eastward: Ch1 9:24; Ch2 8:14

Asuppim: Ch1 26:15

1 Chronicles 26:18

ch1 26:18

Parbar: i.e. the outside place; he annulled the corn; a quarter of Jerusalem (Strong), [Strong's H6503], Ch1 26:18, Also, Kg2 23:11 Parbar is most probably the same as parwar, which denotes suburbs (Kg2 23:11), in which sense it is often used in the Chaldee Targums; and consequently this may be considered as leading to the suburbs.

1 Chronicles 26:19

ch1 26:19

Kore: Kore, or rather, Korhi, קרחי [Strong's H7145], is essentially the same with קרח [Strong's H7141], Korah, merely having a paragogic י, yood. Num 16:11, Korah

1 Chronicles 26:20

ch1 26:20

treasures: Ch1 26:22, Ch1 9:26-30, Ch1 22:3, Ch1 22:4, Ch1 22:14-16, Ch1 28:12-19, Ch1 29:2-8; Kg1 14:26, Kg1 15:18; Mal 3:10

dedicated things: Heb. holy things, Ch1 26:26-28, Ch1 18:11; Kg1 7:51; Ch2 31:11, Ch2 31:12

1 Chronicles 26:21

ch1 26:21

Laadan: Ch1 6:17, Libni, Ch1 23:7

1 Chronicles 26:22

ch1 26:22

Jehieli: Jehieli, יחיאלי [Strong's H3172], is the same as Jehiel, יחיאל [Strong's H3171], with the addition of י, yood. Ch1 23:8, Ch1 29:8, Jehiel

over the treasures: Ch1 26:20; Neh 10:38

1 Chronicles 26:23

ch1 26:23

Amramites: Ch1 23:12; Num 3:19, Num 3:27

1 Chronicles 26:24

ch1 26:24

Shebuel: The difference between שׁובאל [Strong's H7619], Shubael, and שׁבאל [Strong's H7619], Shebuel, simply arises from the elision of ו, wav and a change of vowels. Ch1 23:15, Ch1 23:16, Ch1 24:20, Shubael

1 Chronicles 26:25

ch1 26:25

Eliezer: Ch1 23:15; Exo 18:4

Rehabiah: Ch1 23:17

Shelomith: Ch1 23:18

1 Chronicles 26:26

ch1 26:26

over all the treasures: Ch1 18:11, Ch1 22:14, Ch1 29:2-9; Num. 31:30-52

1 Chronicles 26:27

ch1 26:27

Out: Jos 6:19

spoils won in battles: Heb. battles and spoils

to maintain: Kg2 12:14; Neh 10:32-34

1 Chronicles 26:28

ch1 26:28

Samuel: Sa1 9:9

Abner: Sa1 14:47-51, Sa1 17:55

Joab: Sa2 10:9-14

1 Chronicles 26:29

ch1 26:29

Izharites: Ch1 26:23, Ch1 23:12

the outward: Ch2 34:13; Neh 11:16

officers: Ch1 23:4; Ch2 19:8-11

1 Chronicles 26:30

ch1 26:30

the Hebronites: Ch1 23:12, Ch1 23:19

men of valour: Ch1 26:6

officers: Heb. over the charge

1 Chronicles 26:31

ch1 26:31

Jerijah: Ch1 23:19, Jeriah

fortieth: Ch1 29:27; Kg1 2:11

Jazer: Jos 21:39; Isa 16:9

1 Chronicles 26:32

ch1 26:32

men of valour: Ch1 26:6-9

chief fathers: Ch1 15:12, Ch1 23:24, Ch1 24:31

Reubenites: Ch1 12:37

and affairs: Heb. and thing, Ch2 19:11; There were more Levites employed as judges with the two tribes and half on the other side of Jordan, than with all the rest of the tribes; there were two thousand seven hundred, whereas on the west side of Jordan there were only one thousand seven hundred. Either those remote tribes were not so well furnished as the rest with judges of their own, or because they lay farthest from Jerusalem, on the borders of the neighbouring nations, and were thus much in danger of being infected with idolatry, they most needed the help of Levites to prevent their running into the abominations of the idolaters.

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