1 Chronicles 26:15

15 Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted 1the gatehouse.

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 And they cast lots by fathers' houses, small and great alike, for their gates.
14 The lot for the east fell to Shelemiah. They cast lots also for his son Zechariah, a shrewd counselor, and his lot came out for the north.
15 Obed-edom's came out for the south, and to his sons was allotted the gatehouse.
16 For Shuppim and Hosah it came out for the west, at the gate of Shallecheth on the road that goes up. Watch corresponded to watch.
17 On the east there were six each day, on the north four each day, on the south four each day, as well as two and two at the gatehouse.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Nehemiah 12:25; [2 Chronicles 25:24]