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    1 CHRONICLES 26

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    1 The divisions of the porters. 13 The gates assigned by lot. 20 The Levites that had charge of the treasures. 29 Officers and judges. VERSE 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, (ver. 14;) the southern to Obed-edom, (ver. 15;) and the western to Shuppim and Hosah, (ver. 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 ch. 5 23:5, that their whole number was four thousand. - the porters. * 1Ch 9:17-27; 15:18,23,24 2Ch 23:19 - Korhites. * Nu 26:9-11 Ps 44:1; 49:1 *titles - Meshelemiah. [Shelemyhuw <\\S#8018h\\>,] Shelemiah, is merely an abbrev. of [Meshelemyh <\\S#4920h\\>,] Meshelemiah, by the aph'resis of [Mm,] {mem.} * :14 - Shelemiah. Asaph. This variation arises from the rejection of the word [Ab <\\S#1h\\>,] {av,} "father," and the mutation of [Y"wd,] {yood,} into ['Aleph,] {aleph;} being written in the parallel passages [Ebycph <\\S#43h\\>,] Ebiasaph, and here [Acph <\\S#623h\\>,] Asaph. * 1Ch 6:37; 9:19 - Ebiasaph. VERSE 2 - Zechariah. i.e., remembered by Jah. * Zec 1:1 - Jediael. i.e., known of God. * 1Ch 7:6 - Zebadiah. i.e., the gift of Jehovah; the Lord is my portion; given of the Lord; endowed of Jehovah. <\\S#2069h\\>. * :2 2Ch 17:8; 19:11 - Also * 1Ch 8:15,17; 12:7; 27:7 Ezr 8:8; 10:20 - (1) One of the porters. * :2 - (2) A Levite, sent by Jehoshaphat to teach Judah. * 2Ch 17:8; 19:11 - (3, 4) Two chief men of Benjamin. * 1Ch 8:15,17 - (5) One that came to David to Ziklag. * 1Ch 12:7 - (6) One of the twelve captains of David. * 1Ch 27:7 - (7) One who returned with Ezra from Babylon. * Ezr 8:8 - (8) One of those who married strange wives. * Ezr 10:20 - Jathniel. i.e., given of God; he will be hired of God; continued of God. <\\S#3496h\\>. VERSE 3 - Elam. i.e., hidden. * Ge 10:22 - Jehohanan. i.e., Jah has grace. * 2Ch 17:15 - Elioenai. i.e., unto Jehovah my eyes are turned; mine eyes are toward God; God the Lord of my eyes; unto Jehovah mine eyes. <\\S#454h\\>. * :3 Ezr 8:4 - Elihoenai. Also * 1Ch 3:23,24; 4:36; 7:8 Ezr 10:22,27 Ne 12:41 - (1) A successor of Jeconiah. * 1Ch 3:23 - (2) A son of Simeon. * 1Ch 4:36 - (3) A son of Becher, of Benjamin. * 1Ch 7:8 - (4) One of the porters. * :3 - (5, 6) Two who took strange wives. * Ezr 10:22,27 - (7) One who returned from Babylon with Ezra. * Ezr 8:4 - (8) A priest during Nehemiah's time. * Ne 12:41 VERSE 4 - Obed-edom. * 1Ch 15:18,21,24; 16:5,38 VERSE 5 - him. "That is, Obed-edom, as ch. 14 13:14." * Ps 128:1 VERSE 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 {sh"rim} 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. * :8; 12:28 Jud 6:12 2Sa 2:7 *marg: * 2Ch 26:17 Ne 11:14 1Ti 6:12 2Ti 2:3 VERSE 7 - Othni. i.e., my lion; forcible; lion of the Lord; my seasonable speaking. <\\S#6273h\\>. - Rephael. i.e., healed of God; feebleness of God. <\\S#7501h\\>. - Obed. i.e., a servant. * Ru 4:17 - Elzabad. i.e., whom God gave; God is endower; God gave. <\\S#443h\\>. * :7; 12:12 - (1) One that came to David to Ziklag. * 1Ch 12:12 - (2) One of the porters. * :7 - strong men. * :9 2Ki 2:16 - Elihu. i.e., my God is he. * 1Sa 1:1 - Semachiah. i.e., Jah sustains; cleaving; sustained of the Lord. <\\S#5565h\\>. VERSE 8 - able men. * Mt 25:15 1Co 12:4-11 2Co 3:6 1Pe 4:11 VERSE 9 - Meshelemiah. * :1,14 VERSE 10 - Hosah. * 1Ch 16:38 - his father. See on ch. * 1Ch 5:1,2 VERSE 11 - Hilkiah. i.e., portion of Jah. * 2Ki 18:18 - Tebaliah. i.e., goodness of God; dipped of Jehovah; whom Jehovah has purified. <\\S#2882h\\>. Strong in the lexicon to his exhaustive concordance gives the definition for this name: "Jah has dipped." John Ritchie in his Scripture Proper Names gives "Immersed of God, (purified)." The Hebrew word {tabal} (<\\S#2881h\\>, Ex 12:22) favors the definition "dip," often merely meaning to "moisten." - Zechariah. i.e., remembered of Jah. * Zec 1:1 VERSE 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. - See on ch. * 1Ch 25:8 VERSE 13 - as well the small as the great. Heb. or, as well for the small as for the great. * 1Ch 24:31; 25:8 VERSE 14 - Shelemiah. * :1 - Meshelemiah. Zechariah. * :2 VERSE 15 - Asuppim. Heb. gatherings. <\\S#624h\\>. * :17 2Ch 25:24 Ne 12:25 Ec 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 2 Ch 24 25:24. VERSE 16 - Hosah. * :10,11 - 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. * 1Ki 10:5 2Ch 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. * :12; 25:8 Ne 12:24 VERSE 17 - Eastward. * 1Ch 9:24 2Ch 8:14 - Asuppim. * :15 VERSE 18 - Parbar. i.e., the outside place; he annulled the corn; a quarter of Jerusalelm (Strong). <\\S#6503h\\>. * :18 - Also * 2Ki 23:11 {Parbar} is most probably the same as {parwar,} which denotes suburbs, (2 Ki 11 23:11,) in which sense it is often used in the Chaldee Targums; and consequently this may be considered as leading to the suburbs. VERSE 19 - Kore. Kore, or rather, Kohri, [Qorchy <\\S#7145h\\>,] is essentially the same with [Q"rach <\\S#7141h\\>,] Korah, merely having a paragogic [Y"wd,] {yood.} * Nu 16:11 - Korah. VERSE 20 - treasures. * :22; 9:26-30; 22:3,4,14-16; 28:12-19; 29:2-8 1Ki 14:26; 15:18 * Mal 3:10 - dedicated things. Heb. holy things. * :26-28; 18:11 1Ki 7:51 2Ch 31:11,12 VERSE 21 - Laadan. * 1Ch 6:17 - Libni. * 1Ch 23:7 VERSE 22 - Jehieli. Jehieli, [Yechy'ly <\\S#3172h\\>,] is the same as Jehiel, [Yechav'l <\\S#3171h\\>,] with the addition of [Y"wd,] {yood.} * 1Ch 23:8; 29:8 - Jehiel. over the treasures. * :20 Ne 10:38 VERSE 23 - Amramites. * 1Ch 23:12 Nu 3:19,27 VERSE 24 - Shebuel. The difference between [Sh-wb'l <\\S#7619h\\>,] Shubael, and [Shb-w'l <\\S#7619h\\>,] Shebuel, simply arises from the elision of [Vv,] {wav} and a change of vowels. * 1Ch 23:15,16; 24:20 - Shubael. VERSE 25 - Eliezer. * 1Ch 23:15 Ex 18:4 - Rehabiah. * 1Ch 23:17 - Shelomith. * 1Ch 23:18 VERSE 26 - over all the treasures. * 1Ch 18:11; 22:14; 29:2-9 Nu 31:30-52 VERSE 27 - Out. * Jos 6:19 - spoils won in battles. Heb. battles and spoils. to maintain. * 2Ki 12:14 Ne 10:32-34 VERSE 28 - Samuel. * 1Sa 9:9 - Abner. * 1Sa 14:47-51; 17:55 - Joab. * 2Sa 10:9-14 VERSE 29 - Izharites. * :23; 23:12 - the outward. * 2Ch 34:13 Ne 11:16 - officers. * 1Ch 23:4 2Ch 19:8-11 VERSE 30 - the Hebronites. * 1Ch 23:12,19 - men of valour. * :6 - officers. Heb. over the charge. VERSE 31 - Jerijah. * 1Ch 23:19 - Jeriah. fortieth. * 1Ch 29:27 1Ki 2:11 - Jazer. * Jos 21:39 Isa 16:9 VERSE 32 - men of valour. * :6-9 - chief fathers. * 1Ch 15:12; 23:24; 24:31 - Reubenites. * 1Ch 12:37 - and affairs. Heb. and thing. * 2Ch 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 neighboring 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. GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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