1 Chronicles 26:14

14 The lot for the East Gate fell to Shelemiah.a Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and the lot for the North Gate fell to him.

Read 1 Chronicles 26:14 Using Other Translations

And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north.
The responsibility for the east gate went to Meshelemiah and his group. The north gate was assigned to his son Zechariah, a man of unusual wisdom.

What does 1 Chronicles 26:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Chronicles 26:14

And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah
The same with Meshelemiah, ( 1 Chronicles 26:1 1 Chronicles 26:2 1 Chronicles 26:9 ) he by lot was placed at the eastern gate, called afterwards the gate Shushan, the city Shushan being portrayed upon it F21:

then for Zechariah his son (a wise counsellor);
and who was his firstborn, ( 1 Chronicles 26:2 ) a man of great parts and learning: for they were not mean persons that were employed in this office, nor was the office a mean one, like that of our porters; but men of considerable rank and figure, and of knowledge and learning, were in it; some of them were judges, ( 1 Chronicles 26:29 ) and their places were places of great trust, they had much treasure committed to them, as appears by ( 1 Chronicles 26:20 ) ,

they cast lots, and his lot came out northward;
where was a gate in later times, called Teri or Tedi, which differed from other gates in this, that it had no threshold, only one stone was laid upon another, and was not commonly used F23.


F21 Ib. (Misn. Middot, c. 1.), sect. 3.
F23 Misn. Middot, ib. (c. 1. sect. 3.) & c. 2. sect. 3.
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