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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible

1 Chronicles 26

 

 

Verses 1-32

1 Chronicles 26:1-32. Further Levitical Temple Officials.—These include the gatekeepers (1 Chronicles 26:1-19), those who were over the treasuries (1 Chronicles 26:20-28), and the officers and judges who were "for the outward business over Israel" (1 Chronicles 26:29-32).

1 Chronicles 26:12 ff. In what the Chronicler says about the Temple he is guided by the Temple with which he was familiar, viz. the post-exilic one built by Zerubbabel.

1 Chronicles 26:18. Parbar: see RVm; perhaps from a Persian word meaning that which is light; i.e. an open structure on the western side of the Temple. This is, however, uncertain. Whether the word has anything to do with parvarim (translated "precincts" in RV) in 2 Kings 23:11, is doubtful.

1 Chronicles 26:20. Although two kinds of treasuries are mentioned, those of the house of God and those of the dedicated things, the latter were but a part of the former.

1 Chronicles 26:23-25. The names are obviously those of families, not of individuals, for a grandson of Moses could not have been living in the reign of David (1 Chronicles 26:24), nor could representatives of six generations have been contemporaries (1 Chronicles 26:25).

1 Chronicles 26:29. the outward business over Israel: by this is probably meant the business of collecting taxes for both civil and ecclesiastical purposes from Israelites living outside of Palestine proper.

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 26:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/1-chronicles-26.html. 1919.

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