1 Chronicles 26:15

15 The lot for the South Gate fell to Obed-Edom, and the lot for the storehouse fell to his sons.

1 Chronicles 26:15 in Other Translations

15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
15 Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse.
15 The south gate went to Obed-edom, and his sons were put in charge of the storehouse.
15 Obed-Edom got the South Gate; and his sons pulled duty at the storehouse.
15 Obed-edom's was the south [gate], and his sons' [lot] was the storehouses;

1 Chronicles 26:15 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 26:15

To Obededom southward
Where were two gates in later times, called the gates of Huldah F24:

and to his sons, the house of Asuppim;
the word has the signification of gathering, hence some take it to be a council house, where the sanhedrim or elders gathered together, and sat; and others, rather a treasure house, where things of value were collected and laid up, since Obededom had the charge of gold and silver, and the vessels of the house, ( 2 Chronicles 25:24 ) , but Dr. Lightfoot F25 is of opinion, that

``Asuppim were two gates in the western wall, which stood most south, or nearest to Jerusalem; "and the house of Asuppim" was a large piece of building that ran between them, which was a treasury, or various rooms for treasuring or laying up something for the use of the temple;''

though L'Empereur thinks F26 it was the chamber Korban, which is not so probable.


F24 Ib. (Misn. Middot), c. 1. sect. 3.
F25 Prospect of the Temple, ch. 5. sect. 3.
F26 Not. in Middot, c. 1. sect. 1. No. 5.

1 Chronicles 26:15 In-Context

13 Lots were cast for each gate, according to their families, young and old alike.
14 The lot for the East Gate fell to Shelemiah. Then lots were cast for his son Zechariah, a wise counselor, and the lot for the North Gate fell to him.
15 The lot for the South Gate fell to Obed-Edom, and the lot for the storehouse fell to his sons.
16 The lots for the West Gate and the Shalleketh Gate on the upper road fell to Shuppim and Hosah. Guard was alongside of guard:
17 There were six Levites a day on the east, four a day on the north, four a day on the south and two at a time at the storehouse.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 13:13; 2 Chronicles 25:24
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