1 Chronicles 15:20

20 Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah with lyres carrying the melody;

1 Chronicles 15:20 Meaning and Commentary

1 Chronicles 15:20

And Zechariah, and Aziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and
Unni, and Eliab, and Maaseiah, and Benaiah
Who were eight of the second degree; Aziel is the same with Jaaziel, ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 ) and Ben is left out, in whose room Azaziah, in the next verse, seems to be put; Ben is thought to be sick or dead before they came to execute their office, and whom the father of Kimchi takes to be the same with him who is expressed in the title of ( Psalms 9:1 ) which title is, "on Muthlabben", or the death of Ben: these were appointed to sound

with psalteries on Alamoth;
psalteries were another kind of instruments of music; and Alamoth was either the beginning of a song, to the tune of which those instruments played, or the tune itself, and the note of it; either the treble or counter tenor, a shrill sound, like that of organs, which this word sometimes signifies, see ( Psalms 46:1 ) .

1 Chronicles 15:20 In-Context

18 and after them in the second rank their brothers Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, and Jeiel as security guards.
19 The members of the choir and marching band were: Heman, Asaph, and Ethan with bronze cymbals;
20 Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah with lyres carrying the melody;
21 Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-Edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah with harps filling in the harmony;
22 Kenaniah, the Levite in charge of music, a very gifted musician, was music director.