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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:20-31

Most of the Levites here named were mentioned before, 1 Chron. 23:16-23 They were of those who were to attend the priests in the service of the house of God. But they are here mentioned again as heads of the twenty-four courses of Levites (and about so many are here named), who were to attend the twenty-four courses of the priests: they are therefore said to cast lots over against their brethren (so they are called, not their lords), the sons of Aaron, who were not to lord it over God's... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:20-30

And the rest of the sons of Levi were these ,.... Who were not priests, only Levites; and from hence, to 1 Chronicles 24:30 their names are given; of the sons of Amram, Shubael, and his son Jehdeiah; Rehabiah the son of Eleazar, and Isshiah the son of Rehabiah; of the Izharites, so called from Izhar, the brother of Amram, Shelomoth, and his son Jahath; and of the sons of Hebron, another brother of Amram, Jeriah, Amariah, Jahaziel, and Jekameam; of the sons of Uzziel, another brother of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 24:26

The sons of Merari - It is remarkable that not a word is here spoken of the family of Gershom. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 24:26-29

We now pass from the Kohath family to that of Merari . For the oft-repeated Mahli and Mushi , they belonged to the time of Moses ( Exodus 6:19 ; Numbers 3:33 ). The elder of these, Mahli, as already seen in 1 Chronicles 23:21 , 1 Chronicles 23:22 , had two sons, Eleazar and Kish, the sons of the latter of whom took the daughters of Eleazar, who had no sons, and thus kept only one house surviving, the head of which was ( 1 Chronicles 23:29 ) Jerahmeel . This would seem to... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 24:26-27

The sons of Jaaziah, Beno - Beno is not really a name. It is the Hebrew for “his son,” and is to be attached to Jaaziah. Translate 1 Chronicles 24:27, “and the sons of Merari by Jaaziah his son (were) Shoham and Zaccur, and Ibri.” The meaning of the whole passage 1 Chronicles 24:26-30 seems to be that there were three branches of the Merarites the Beni-Mahli, the Beni-Mushi, and the Beni-Jaaziah. 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 24:26

(26) The sons of Merari.—1 Chronicles 24:26-30 : the Merarite heads. (Comp. 1 Chronicles 23:21-23.)The sons of Jaaziah; Beno.—Beno is the Hebrew for “his son,” and can hardly be a proper name. The clause should be connected immediately with what follows in 1 Chronicles 24:27, and the whole translated thus: “The sons of Jaaziah his son—that is, sons of Merari belonging to Jaaziah his son—were Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.”Jaaziah appears as a third son of Merari, not mentioned elsewhere. (See... read more

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