1 Chronicles 6 Bible Commentary

John Wesley’s Explanatory Notes

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Verse 10

[10] And Johanan begat Azariah, (he it is that executed the priest's office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)

The priest's office — So did all the rest, but it is implied that he did it worthily, he filled his place, and valiantly discharged his office in Uzziah's time. Solomon built - In Solomon's temple; so called to distinguish it from the second temple which was built or in building when these books were written.

Verse 44

[44] And their brethren the sons of Merari stood on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,

Ethan — Called also Jeduthun, chap. 9:16; 2 Chronicles 35:15, and in the titles of divers psalms.

Verse 54

[54] Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the lot.

Castles — So called, not only because, walled and well guarded by the country; but because they and their possessions were in a particular manner the care of divine providence. As God was their portion, so God was their protector. And a cottage will be a castle to those that abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

The lot — Or, the first lot.

Verse 66

[66] And the residue of the families of the sons of Kohath had cities of their coasts out of the tribe of Ephraim.

Coasts — Or, of their borders, of their country contained within its borders.