1 Chronicles 26:15

15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.[a]

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, as well the small as the great, according to the house of their fathers, for every gate.
14 And the lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counsellor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.
15 To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
16 To Shuppim and Hosah the lot came forth westward, with the gate Shallecheth, by the causeway of the going up, ward against ward.
17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and toward Asuppim two and two.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Asuppim: Heb. gatherings
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