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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

1 Chronicles 6



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1 Chronicles 6:4. Eleazar begat Phinehas. A correct table of the Jewish highpriests would be very desirable to every lover of sacred literature. The best list I can collect is as follows: Aaron, Eleazar, Phinehas, Abishua, Bukki, Uzzi, Zerathiah, and Meraioth. Here Eleazar’s line suffered a chasm for the admission of Eli’s house, who filled the pontificate for seven generations; but God shortened their lives for their family’s sin. Some think that Abimelech whom Saul slew, with eighty four other priests, was not a highpriest, nor Abiathar his son, who fled to David. The latter was banished from the altar that God might accomplish the denunciation against the house of Eli. 1 Kings 3:27. Then follow Amariah, Ahitub, and Zadok. There were however, according to Josephus, from Aaron to Zadok thirteen highpriests; and from Zadok to the captivity eighteen; viz. Ahimaaz, Azariah, Johanan, Azariah or Ezriah, 2 Chronicles 26:17; Amariah, Ahitub, Zadok, Shallum, Hilkiah, Seraiah, Jehozadak, Jeshua, Jehoiakim, Eliashib or Ezra, Joiada, Jonathan, and Jaddua.

1 Chronicles 6:14. Seraiah, the highpriest, put to death in Riblah. 2 Kings 25:18; 2 Kings 25:21.

1 Chronicles 6:39. Asaph, author of twelve of the psalms.


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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 6:4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.

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