6:8 And Ahitub begat a Zadok, and Zadok begat Ahimaaz,
(a) Who was high priest after Abiathar was deposed, according to the prophecy of Eli the priest, ( 1 Samuel 2:31 1 Samuel 2:35 ). 6:10 And Johanan begat Azariah, (he [it is] that executed the b priests office in the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem:)
(b) And valiantly resisted king Uzziah, who would have usurped the priests office ( 2 Chronicles 26:17 2 Chronicles 26:18 ). 6:15 And c Jehozadak went [into captivity], when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.
(c) That is, he was led into captivity with his father Seraiah the high priest, ( 2 Kings 25:18 ). 6:22 The sons of Kohath; d Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,
(d) Who seems to be called Izhar, ( Exodus 6:21 ). 6:28 And the sons of Samuel; the firstborn e Vashni, and Abiah.
(e) Who is also called Joel, ( 1 Samuel 8:2 ; 1 Chronicles 6:33 ). 6:31 And these [are they] whom David set over the service of song in the house of the LORD, after that the ark had f rest.
(f) After it was brought to the place where the temple would be built and was no longer carried to and fro. 6:39 And his brother h Asaph, who stood on his right hand, [even] Asaph the son of Berachiah, the son of Shimea,
(h) Meaning, the son of Heman, ( 1 Chronicles 6:33 ). 6:48 Their i brethren also the Levites [were] k appointed unto all manner of service of the tabernacle of the house of God.
(i) The Levites are called the singers brothers because they came from the same stock. 6:54 Now these [are] their l dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites: for theirs was the m lot.
(k) Read ( Numbers 4:4 ).
(l) Or, cities which were given to the Levites. 6:55 And they gave them n Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it.
(m) They were first appointed, and prepared for.
(n) Which was also called Kirjatharba, ( Genesis 23:2 ; Joshua 21:11 ). 6:57 And to the sons of Aaron they gave the cities of Judah, [namely], Hebron, [the city] of o refuge, and Libnah with her suburbs, and Jattir, and Eshtemoa, with their suburbs,
(o) That he that had killed a man might flee to it for help till his case was tried, ( Deuteronomy 19:2 ). 6:58 And p Hilen with her suburbs, Debir with her suburbs,
(p) Which Joshua called Holon, ( Joshua 15:51 Joshua 21:15 ). 6:60 And out of the tribe of Benjamin; Geba with her suburbs, and q Alemeth with her suburbs, and Anathoth with her suburbs. All their cities throughout their families [were] thirteen cities.
(q) Or, Almon ( Joshua 21:18 ). 6:61 And unto the sons of r Kohath, [which were] left of the family of that tribe, [were cities given] out of the half tribe, [namely, out of] the half [tribe] of Manasseh, by lot, ten cities.
(r) That is, they gave a portion to the Kohathites, who were the remnant of the tribe of Levi, out of the half tribe of Manasseh and out of Ephraim, ( 1 Chronicles 6:66 ). 6:71 Unto the sons of s Gershom [were given] out of the family of the half tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, and Ashtaroth with her suburbs:
(s) Who in the first verse is also called Gershon.