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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:1-19

The particular account of these establishments is of little use to us now; but, when Ezra published it, it was of great use to direct their church affairs after their return from captivity into the old channel again. The title of this record we have 1 Chron. 24:1?These are the divisions of the sons of Aaron, not by which they divided one from another, or were at variance one with another (it is a pity there should ever be any such divisions among the sons of Israel, but especially among the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:7-18

Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib ,.... And the other twenty three to the following persons in order: Jedaiah, Harim, Seorim, Malchijah, Mijamin, Hakkoz, Abijah, Jeshua, Shecaniah, Eliashib, Jakim, Huppah, Jeshebeab, Bilgah, Immer, Hezir, Aphses, Pethahiah, Jehezekel, Jachin, Gamul, Delaiah, and Maaziah ; of all which courses we know little more than their names, though they continued in some form or other both under the first and second temple, to the destruction of it; the Jews... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:11

Jeshuah . In Ezra 2:36 and Nehemiah 7:39 certain "children of Jedaiah," who returned from Babylon, are mentioned as belonging to the "house of Jeshua," and distinguished presumably thereby from children of another Jedaiah. This accords with the fact that in Nehemiah 12:6 , Nehemiah 12:7 , and again in 19, 21, two families of the name Jedaiah are given in the priest-lists. We may, therefore, conclude that families descended from the Jeshuah of our present verse were among those who... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:1-31

Arrangements for the Levites (23:1-26:32)Having appointed Solomon to be his successor, David made further arrangements for the service of the temple. First, he set out a plan to distribute duties among the Levites. A census showed that there were 38,000 Levites eligible for temple service. Of these, 14,000 were official record-keepers, judges, guards, singers and musicians. The remainder were to help in the general service of the temple (23:1-6). Clearly, there were far too many Levites to work... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 24:1-31

The Courses of the Sons of Aaron1. Divisions.. Aaron] i.e. courses of the priests, corresponding to the course of the Levites described in 1 Chronicles 23:6. 3. Abimelech] an error (through an accidental omission) for ’Abiathar son of Abimelech,’ and so in 1 Chronicles 23:31.4. Chief men] i.e. heads of families or clans (the ’principal households’ of 1 Chronicles 24:6).6. Ahimelech the son of Abiathar] to be corrected into ’Abiathar son of Ahimelech.’19. These were the orderings, etc.] i.e. the... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 24:11

(11) Jeshuah.—Heb., Yĕshûa’; in Greek, Ἰησοῦ, Jesus (Ezra 2:2). The name only occurs in Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The Syriac and Arabic read “Elisha” here.Shecaniah.—1 Chronicles 3:21. This was a common name in the post-exilic age (Iah is a neighbour). read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 24:1-31

3. The Twenty-four Courses of the Priests CHAPTER 24 1. The twenty-four courses (1 Chronicles 24:1-19 ) 2. The organization of other Levites (1 Chronicles 24:20-31 ) In the previous chapter we read of 24,000 Levites set apart for the service. In the next chapter we find twenty-four leaders of song and music appointed, and here David instituted twenty-four courses of priests. Each of these ministered a full week, from one sabbath to the next. These courses were not only continued by... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:1-31

DAVID ’S REIGN THE DOWNFALL OF SAUL (1 Chronicles 10:0 ) In reading this chapter with whose general contents we became familiar in 1 Samuel 31:0 , it is important to note the inspired comment at its close (1 Chronicles 10:13-14 ). DAVID’S HEROES (1 Chronicles 11-12) In the history of David in this book, the writer dwells chiefly on its prosperous side, passing over the rest as lightly as possible. His anointing at Hebron (1 Chronicles 11:1-3 ) reveals nothing of what we learned earlier of... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 1 Chronicles 24:1-31

Gleanings 1 Chronicles 24-26 FROM the twenty-fourth chapter to the end of the book we find much that cannot be turned to spiritual profit, yet here and there we come upon single expressions which are very significant and beautiful. What we lose in continuity, therefore, we may gain in single values. Continuity is not the only excellence to be studied. The string is continuous, but the pearls which are hung upon it are single. Do not despise a single stone, a single flower, a single ear of... read more

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