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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Chronicles 26

Verse 1

divisions = courses. The names of the chiefs are given, as of the courses of priests and Levites.

porters = gatekeepers. See 1Ch 9:17 , 1 Chronicles 9:18-26 ; 1 Chronicles 15:18 .

Verse 5

him: i.e. Obed-edom

Verse 10

children = sons.

chief = head.

Verse 13

cast lots. See note on 1Ch 25:8 , 1 Chronicles 25:9 .

for every gate. This ordering of David was according to the plan of the Temple, given by God "in writing" to David. See 1Ch 28:11-13 , 1 Chronicles 28:19 .

Verse 14

Shelemiah. The Meshelemiah of 1 Chronicles 26:1 . See note on 1 Chronicles 25:11 .

Verse 15

house of Asuppim = the treasuries (from Hebrew. 'asaph, to gather). Compare 2 Chronicles 25:24 , where Joash took what was in Obed-edom's charge. So named because of the two gates called Asuppim.

Verse 16

Shallecheth = a casting up. Occurs only here, and Isaiah 6:13 . Another gate made by Solomon (1 Kings 10:5 . 2 Chronicles 9:4 ).

the causeway of the going up. Made by Solomon (1 Kings 10:5 . 2 Chronicles 9:4 ). Connected with "Millo", between Zion (Jebus) and Moriah.

Verse 18

Parbar. Another gate connected with this causeway. Compare 2 Kings 23:11 , rendered "suburbs". Compare 2 Kings 11:16 .

Verse 20

of the Levites, Ahijah was. The Septuagint reads "the Levites their brethren were" (reading Ahikem instead of Ahijah).

treasures = treasuries. There were several in divers places, with various names.

dedicated = holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 21

chief fathers = heads of the fathers.

Verse 24

Shebuel. See note on 1 Chronicles 23:16 .

Verse 27

dedicate = set apart.

Verse 28

had dedicated. A practice dating from the time of Moses (Numbers 31:28-47 ), and Joshua (1 Chronicles 6:24 ).

Verse 29

outward business: outside the Temple (Nehemiah 10:32-33 ; Nehemiah 11:16 ), as distinguished from the worship within (which was the "business of the house of God". Nehemiah 11:22 ).

officers and judges. See Deuteronomy 16:18 (same Hebrew), 6,000 appointed. Provision made for them in Exodus 18:13-26 .

Verse 30

men of valour = sons of valour. Compare 1 Chronicles 26:7 ,

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 26". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-chronicles-26.html. 1909-1922.