But the dung gate repaired Malchiah the son of Rechab
If this was one of the Rechabites, they were forbid to build houses, ( Jeremiah 35:7 ) but, perhaps, though they might not build private houses for themselves to dwell in, they might be employed in building walls and fortresses for public security; though it is more probable that this man was not of that family:
the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem;
or of the tract of Bethhaccerem, a place between Tekoah and Jerusalem; see ( Jeremiah 6:1 ) ,
he built it, and set up the doors thereof;
&c. as in ( Nehemiah 3:3 ) .