Epistles of Thomas

October 1, 2009

1 Chronicles 22-26

Filed under: Old Testament — Thomas @ 17:24
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Chapter 22 records the preparations David made so that his son Solomon could easily build a temple for the Lord. He collected an unbelievable amount of gold, silver, bronze and other precious materials. The difficulties of power transition from David to Solomon are not mentioned here. The bulk of chapter 23 deals with the Levitical line and their role in worship, while chapter 24 deals with the priests. The list of people ends with the statement: “The families of the oldest brother were treated the same as those of the youngest” (24:31). Similarly, the musicians in chapter 25 and gatekeepers in chapter 26 were chosen by lots so no one could claim that the process was unfair. I’m sure some gates were considered more prestigious assignments than others so this was important. It is evident that the gifted were selected for positions of leadership and others within those families would have been given more menial tasks.

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