1 Chronicles 26:15

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 They cast lots according to their ancestral houses, young and old alike, for each gate.
14 The lot for the east [gate] fell to Shelemiah. They also cast lots for his son Zechariah, an insightful counselor, and his lot came out for the north [gate].
15 Obed-edom's was the south [gate], and his sons' [lot] was the storehouses;
16 for Shuppim and Hosah it was the west [gate] and the gate of Shallecheth on the ascending highway. There were guards stationed at every watch.
17 There were six Levites each day on the east, four each day on the north, four each day on the south, and two pair at the storehouses.
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