Kore [N] [S]


  • A Levite and temple-warder of the Korahites, the son of Asaph. He was father of Shallum and Meshelemiah, temple-porters ( 1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 26:1 ).

  • A Levitical porter at the east gate of the temple ( 2 Chronicles 31:14 ).

  • In 1 Chronicles 26:19 the word should be "Korahites," as in the Revised Version.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Kore". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Kore [N] [E]

    (partridge ).

    1. A Korahite, ancestor of Shallum and Meshelemiah, chief porters in the reign of David. ( 1 Chronicles 9:19 ; 26:1 ) (B.C. 1014.)
    2. Son of Imnah, a Levite in the reign of Hezekiah. He had charge of the offerings. ( 2 Chronicles 31:14 ) (B.C. 726.)
    3. In the Authorized Version of ( 1 Chronicles 26:19 ) "the sons of Kore" (following the Vulgate Core ) should properly be "the sons of the Korhite."

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Kore'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.


    ko-'re (qore, "one who proclaims"):

    (1) A Levite of David's time, descended from Kohath and Korah. See KORAH, 4. Shallum, Chief doorkeeper in the latest Bible times, is described as "the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah" (1 Chronicles 9:19). This expression omits the generations between Shallum and Kore, and those between Kore and Ebidsaph, perhaps 15 generations or more in each case. The context supplies two of the omitted names, of the time of David, Meshelemiah and his son Zechariah (1 Chronicles 9:21,22). The record for the time of David mentions these two, with some particulars, calling Meshelemiah the son of Kore (1 Chronicles 26:1,2,9,14). It describes them as "Korahites" "of the sons of Asaph." It is usual to regard this last clause as a variant for "the son of Ebiasaph," thus making the description identical with that in 1 Chronicles 9:19. With this understanding, the text claims that "the Korahites," Kore and Meshelemiah and Zechariah, come midway in a line of sanctuary ministrants, extending continuously from Moses to Nehemiah.

    (2) "The son of Imnah the Levite, the porter at the east gate," who "was over the freewill-offerings," in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 31:14). Very likely in the same line with (1) above.

    (3) In 1 Chronicles 26:1 the King James Version for KORAHITES (which see).

    Willis J. Beecher

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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'KORE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.