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Ezra 6:18

Then they appointed the priests to their divisions and the Levites in their orders for the service of God in Jerusalem, as it is written in the book of Moses.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Backsliders;   Liberality;   Temple;   Thompson Chain Reference - Writing;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Levites, the;   Temple, the Second;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Haggai;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Aram;   Ezra;   Levite;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Courses;   Pentateuch;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jeshua;   Levites;   Pentateuch;   Scriptures;   Zerubbabel;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Dedicate, Dedication;   Ezra, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Bible;   Darius;   Ezra, Book of;   Nehemiah, Book of;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Aramaic;   Bible,;   Courses;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Levites;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Sheshbazzar;   Zerub'babel;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Accursed;   Captivity;   Service;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

And they set the priests - With this verse the Chaldee or Aramitic part of this chapter ends.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/ezra-6.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God which is at Jerusalem,.... All in their proper classes and courses, to do the work of the temple at Jerusalem in their turns:

as it is written in the book of Moses; see Numbers 3:6, from hence it is plain the Pentateuch was not written by Ezra, as suspected by SpinosaF13Tract. Theolog. Polit. c. 8. p. 163. , but by Moses; see the argument of the book of Genesis. See Gill on Genesis 1:1.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezra-6.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses … as it is written in the book of Moses — Although David arranged the priests and Levites in courses according to their families, it was Moses who assigned to the priests and Levites their rights and privileges, their stations and several duties.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/ezra-6.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 6:18 And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which [is] at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.

Ver. 18. For the service of God] According to that, Exodus 12:25, Ye shall keep this service, where the same word (Gnabhodah) is used that elsewhere serveth to set forth their servile service, their bondage in Egypt. God lets them know that they must serve still, though another master, and after another manner. So Christ calleth upon his, to take his yoke upon them: free though they be, yet they must not look to be yokeless, lawless, aweless, but to serve God with reverence and godly fear, Hebrews 12:28.

As it is written in the book of Moses] Moses then was the penman of the Pentateuch, and not Ezra, as some have said; grounding upon that Apocryphal Esdras.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-6.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

18.Priests in their divisions — As described in 1 Chronicles 24.

Levites in their courses — As described in 1 Chronicles 23.

As it is written in the book of Moses — Especially in Numbers 3, 4,, 8. See the note on Ezra 3:2.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/ezra-6.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 6:18. They set the priests in their divisions, &c. — When they had dedicated the house, they settled the household: they would have had small comfort in the temple, however solemnly dedicated, without the temple- service: and therefore having set up the worship of God in it, in this dedication of it, they took measures for keeping it up, and in doing so made the book of Moses their rule, to which they had a regard in this establishment. Though the temple-service could not be performed with so much pomp, and such a multitude of sacrifices, and other oblations, as formerly, because of their poverty; yet perhaps it was performed with as much purity, and close adherence to the divine institution, as ever, which was the true glory of it.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ezra-6.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Moses. (Numbers iii. 8.) David had perfected the plan, 1 Paralipomenon xxiii., &c. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/ezra-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

as it is written = according to the writing.

the book of Moses: i.e. the Pentateuch. See App-47.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/ezra-6.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.

They set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses ... as it is written in the book of Moses. Although David arranged the priests and Levites in courses according to their families, it was Moses who assigned to the priests and Levites their rights and privileges, their station and several duties.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ezra-6.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(18) In the book of Moses.—The general arrangements only were given in the Pentateuch. The “courses” were of David’s time; and their restoration must have been imperfect, as neither were the twenty-four courses of priests complete nor were the Levites in full force.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ezra-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in their courses, for the service of God, which is at Jerusalem; as it is written in the book of Moses.
the priests
1 Chronicles 23:1-26; 2 Chronicles 35:4,5
as it is written
Chal. according to the writing.
Numbers 3:6; 8:9-26
Reciprocal: Joshua 8:31 - as it is;  1 Chronicles 6:32 - and then;  1 Chronicles 23:6 - divided;  2 Chronicles 8:14 - the Levites;  2 Chronicles 29:35 - so the;  2 Chronicles 31:2 - the courses;  2 Chronicles 35:2 - charges;  2 Chronicles 35:10 - the priests;  Luke 1:8 - in

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 6:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezra-6.html.