1 Chronicles 9 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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9:1 So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they [were] written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, [who] were a carried away to Babylon for their transgression.

(a) Until now he has described their genealogies before they went into captivity, and now he describes their history after their return.

9:2 Now the first inhabitants that [dwelt] in their possessions in their cities [were], the Israelites, the priests, Levites, and the b Nethinims.

(b) Meaning, the Gibeonites, who served in the temple, read (
Joshua 9:23).

9:11 And Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the c ruler of the house of God;

(c) That is, he was the high priest.

9:13 And their brethren, heads of the house of their fathers, a thousand and seven hundred and threescore; very able men for the d work of the service of the house of God.

(d) To serve in the temple, every one according to his office.

9:18 Who hitherto [waited] in the e king's gate eastward: they [were] porters in the companies of the children of Levi.

(e) So called because the king came into the temple by it, and not the common people.

9:19 And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, [were] over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the f tabernacle: and their fathers, [being] over the host of the LORD, [were] keepers of the entry.

(f) Their charge was that no one should enter those places, which were only appointed for the priests to minister in.

9:25 And their brethren, [which were] in their villages, [were] to come after g seven days from time to time with them.

(g) They served weekly, as in (
Exodus 29:30).

9:29 [Some] of them also [were] appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine h flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, and the spices.

(h) Of which the meat offering was made, (
Leviticus 2:8).

9:33 And these [are] the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, [who remaining] in the chambers i [were] free: for they were employed in [that] work day and night.

(i) But were continually occupied in singing praises to God.

9:42 And Ahaz begat k Jarah; and Jarah begat Alemeth, and Azmaveth, and Zimri; and Zimri begat Moza;

(k) Who was also called Jehoiada, (
1 Chronicles 8:36).