And Azariah the son of Hilkiah
That is, the son of Azariah, whose name was Seraiah, see ( 1 Chronicles 6:13 1 Chronicles 6:14 ) ( Nehemiah 11:11 ) , whose pedigree is traced up from Hilkiah through Meshullam, called Shallum, ( 1 Chronicles 6:12 1 Chronicles 6:13 ) . Zadok, Meraioth, to Ahitub,
the ruler of the house of God;
high priest in it; which is to be understood of Ahitub, and not of Azariah or Seraiah in the time of Ezra; for Joshua was then high priest.