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The transport of the Ark to Jerusalem
This chapter is parallel to 2 Samuel 6:12-23, but contains much new matter respecting the Levites who bare the ark, and the singers.
1. Pitched for it a tent] According to 1 Chronicles 16:39 the Mosaic tabernacle still existed, but the ark, since its capture by the Philistines, had not rested in it, and a new tent was now substituted to contain it.
4. The children of Aaron] i.e. the priests.
13. After the due order] It is implied “that the conveyance of the ark in the manner described in chapter 13 was irregular.
16. To be the singers] Singing had accompanied the ark on the first occasion (1 Chronicles 13:8), but the musical arrangements were now committed exclusively to the Levites who subsequently had charge of the music of the Temple services: 1 Chronicles 23:5; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 2 Chronicles 7:6.
18. Ben] The word means’ son of,’ and the name of Zechariah’s father has probably been lost. The word does not occur in the corresponding lists in 1 Chronicles 15:20, 1 Chronicles 16:5. The porters] This applies only to Obededom and Jeiel.
20, 21. Alamoth.. Sheminith to excel] see Psalms 46, 12 for meaning of these musical terms.
22. Was for song] RM ’the carrying,’ i.e. of the ark.
24. Trumpets] made of metal and straight in shape, whereas the ’cornets’ of 1 Chronicles 15:28 were of rams’ horns and curved in shape. Jehiah] The Jeiel of 1 Chronicles 15:18.
26. When God helped] The fact that the ark was now moved without disaster indicated that God’s favour was attending those who carried it.
27. The master of the song] better, ’the chief for carrying’ (the ark): cp. 1 Chronicles 15:22. The addition with the singers is probably an interpolation.
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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 15". "Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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