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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". "Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://studylight.org/
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