Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons
Who was a fellow porter of Obededom's at the ark, ( 1
Chronicles 16:38 ) .
Simri the chief (for though he was not the firstborn, yet
his father made him the chief);
the firstborn being unfit for service, either through want of an
intellectual capacity, or of strength of body, or through some
defect or another; according to the Syriac version, he was dead;
so some understand the words, he, the father, had no firstborn
remaining or living.