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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

1 Chronicles 25

 

 

Verses 1-31

1 Chronicles 25:1-31. The Temple Singers and Musicians.—The musicians, according to the Chronicler, also consisted of twenty-four courses.

1 Chronicles 25:1. Asaph . . . Heman . . . Jeduthun: see note on 1 Chronicles 15:17.—who should prophesy with harps . . . : according to the Chronicler the Temple musician ranked with the prophet; but he had authority for doing so, since it is evident from 1 Samuel 10:5 f. that the playing of musical instruments was associated with the prophetic office. In 2 Chronicles 20:14 it is said that the spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel, one of the sons of Asaph.

1 Chronicles 25:4. Hananiah . . . Mahazioth: although these appear now as proper names they were possibly not so originally; the words, with a few slight emendations, form the fragment of a prayer, viz.: "Be gracious unto me, Yah, be gracious unto me; my God art Thou, Thee do I magnify and exalt; my helper when I am in trouble, I say, give me fulness of visions." At the same time it is well to remember that all these words occur as proper names elsewhere in this chapter (1 Chronicles 25:23-31).

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 25:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/1-chronicles-25.html. 1919.

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