corner graphic

Bible Commentaries

E.W. 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 1 Chronicles 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 1 Chronicles 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 1 Chronicles 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,


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 26:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

Commentary Navigator
Search This Commentary
Enter query in the box below
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology