1Chronicles 25

 

Nothing mentioned in this chapter appears anywhere else in the bible.  Only some names are found elsewhere.

וַיַּבְדֵּל דָּוִיד וְשָׂרֵי הַצָּבָא לַעֲבֹדָה לִבְנֵי אָסָף וְהֵימָן וִידוּתוּן (הַנְּבִּיאִים) [הַנִּבְּאִים] בְּכִנֹּרֹות בִּנְבָלִים   25:1

 וּבִמְצִלְתָּיִם וַיְהִי מִסְפָּרָם אַנְשֵׁי מְלָאכָה לַעֲבֹדָתָם׃

1Chr. 25:1   And David separated out for service, with the captains of the host, some belonging to the sons of Asaph and of Heman and of Jeduthun, to be the prophets with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals.  And the number of men of work according to their service was:

The word in the parentheses, translated as the prophets, is misspelled.  The correction in the brackets removes the extra yad.

לִבְנֵי אָסָף זַכּוּר וְיוֹסֵף וּנְתַנְיָה וַאֲשַׂרְאֵלָה בְּנֵי אָסָף עַל יַד־אָסָף הַנִּבָּא עַל־יְדֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ׃   25:2

1Chr. 25:2   Zaccur belonged to the sons of Asaph, and Joseph and Nethaniah and Asarelah, of the sons of Asaph, by the hand of Asaph, who prophesied on behalf of the hands of the king.

לִידוּתוּן בְּנֵי יְדוּתוּן גְּדַלְיָהוּ וּצְרִי וִישַׁעְיָהוּ חֲשַׁבְיָהוּ וּמַתִּתְיָהוּ שִׁשָּׁה עַל יְדֵי אֲבִיהֶם יְדוּתוּן בַּכִּנּוֹר   25:3

הַנִּבָּא עַל־הֹדוֹת וְהַלֵּל לַיהוָה׃

1Chr. 25:3   The sons of Jeduthun, Gedaliah and Zeri and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah and Mattithiah, of six, belonged to Jeduthun with the harp for the hands of their father, Jeduthun, who prophesied concerning giving thanks and praise to the Lord.

לְהֵימָן בְּנֵי הֵימָן בֻּקִּיָּהוּ מַתַּנְיָהוּ עֻזִּיאֵל שְׁבוּאֵל וִירִימוֹת חֲנַנְיָה חֲנָנִי אֱלִיאָתָה גִדַּלְתִּי וְרֹמַמְתִּי עֶזֶר   25:4

 יָשְׁבְּקָשָׁה מַלּוֹתִי הוֹתִיר מַחֲזִיאוֹת׃

1Chr. 25:4   The sons of Heman, Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth belonged to Heman.

כָּל־אֵלֶּה בָנִים לְהֵימָן חֹזֵה הַמֶּלֶךְ בְּדִבְרֵי הָאֱלֹהִים לְהָרִים קָרֶן וַיִּתֵּן הָאֱלֹהִים לְהֵימָן בָּנִים אַרְבָּעָה   25:5

 עָשָׂר וּבָנוֹת שָׁלוֹשׁ׃

1Chr. 25:5   All these sons were for Heman, seer of the king in the matters of God, to raise up a horn, and God gave fourteen sons and three daughters to Heman.

The last two words in the Hebrew of this verse are a mismatch in gender.  They are translated as and three daughters; daughters is feminine but three is in the masculine form.  This appears to be an oversight by the chronicler.  The last word should be spelled with a heh suffix to make it feminine.  Normally such “oversights” are not considered errors by the sages or scholars.

כָּל־אֵלֶּה עַל־יְדֵי אֲבִיהֶם בַּשִּׁיר בֵּית יְהוָה בִּמְצִלְתַּיִם נְבָלִים וְכִנֹּרֹות לַעֲבֹדַת בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים עַל יְדֵי   25:6

הַמֶּלֶךְ אָסָף וִידוּתוּן וְהֵימָן׃

1Chr. 25:6   All these were for the hands of their fathers in song of the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God on behalf of the hands of the king -- Asaph and Jeduthun and Heman.

וַיְהִי מִסְפָּרָם עִם־אֲחֵיהֶם מְלֻמְּדֵי־שִׁיר לַיהוָה כָּל־הַמֵּבִין מָאתַיִם שְׁמוֹנִים וּשְׁמוֹנָה׃   25:7

1Chr. 25:7   And their number with their brethren who were trained in song to the Lord, everyone skilled, was two hundred eighty-eight.

וַיַּפִּילוּ גּוֹרָלוֹת מִשְׁמֶרֶת לְעֻמַּת כַּקָּטֹן כַּגָּדוֹל מֵבִין עִם־תַּלְמִיד׃   25:8

1Chr. 25:8   And they cast lots according to charge, small as great, skilled beside student.

וַיֵּצֵא הַגּוֹרָל הָרִאשׁוֹן לְאָסָף לְיוֹסֵף גְּדַלְיָהוּ הַשֵּׁנִי הוּא־וְאֶחָיו וּבָנָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:9

1Chr. 25:9   And the first lot came out to Joseph for Asaph.  The second was Gedaliah; he and his brethren and his sons were twelve.

Each of the lots were apparently for twelve men, although we aren’t given the number in the first lot.  Presumably that was also twelve.

הַשְּׁלִשִׁי זַכּוּר בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:10

1Chr. 25:10   The third was Zaccur; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הָרְבִיעִי לַיִּצְרִי בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:11

1Chr. 25:11   The fourth was to Izri; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הַחֲמִישִׁי נְתַנְיָהוּ בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:12

1Chr. 25:12   The fifth, Nathaniah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הַשִּׁשִּׁי בֻקִּיָּהוּ בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:13

1Chr. 25:13   The sixth, Bukkiah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הַשְּׁבִעִי יְשַׂרְאֵלָה בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:14

1Chr. 25:14   The seventh, Jesarelah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הַשְּׁמִינִי יְשַׁעְיָהוּ בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:15

1Chr. 25:15   The eighth, Jeshaiah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הַתְּשִׁיעִי מַתַּנְיָהוּ בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:16

1Chr. 25:16   The ninth, Mattaniah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הָעֲשִׂירִי שִׁמְעִי בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:17

1Chr. 25:17   The tenth, Shimei; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

עַשְׁתֵּי־עָשָׂר עֲזַרְאֵל בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:18

1Chr. 25:18   The eleventh, Azarel; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

הַשְּׁנֵים עָשָׂר לַחֲשַׁבְיָה בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:19

1Chr. 25:19   The twelfth to Hashabiah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לִשְׁלֹשָׁה עָשָׂר שׁוּבָאֵל בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:20

1Chr. 25:20   For the thirteenth, Shubael; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר מַתִּתְיָהוּ בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:21

1Chr. 25:21   For the fourteenth, Mattitiah; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לַחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר לִירֵמוֹת בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:22

1Chr. 25:22   For the fifteenth, Jeremoth’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְשִׁשָּׁה עָשָׂר לַחֲנַנְיָהוּ בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:23

1Chr. 25:23   For the sixteenth, Hananiah’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְשִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר לְיָשְׁבְּקָשָׁה בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:24

1Chr. 25:24   For the seventeenth, Joshbekashah’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לִשְׁמוֹנָה עָשָׂר לַחֲנָנִי בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:25

1Chr. 25:25   For the eighteenth, Hanani’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְתִשְׁעָה עָשָׂר לְמַלּוֹתִי בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:26

1Chr. 25:26   For the nineteenth, Mallothi’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְעֶשְׂרִים לֶאֱלִיָּתָה בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:27

1Chr. 25:27   For the twentieth, Eliathah’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְאֶחָד וְעֶשְׂרִים לְהוֹתִיר בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:28

1Chr. 25:28   For the twenty-first, Hothir’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לִשְׁנַיִם וְעֶשְׂרִים לְגִדַּלְתִּי בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:29

1Chr. 25:29   For the twenty-second, Geddalti’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לִשְׁלֹשָׁה וְעֶשְׂרִים לְמַחֲזִיאוֹת בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:30

1Chr. 25:30   For the twenty-third, Mahazioth’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

לְאַרְבָּעָה וְעֶשְׂרִים לְרוֹמַמְתִּי עָזֶר בָּנָיו וְאֶחָיו שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   25:31

1Chr. 25:31   For the twenty-fourth, Romamti-ezer’s; his sons and his brethren were twelve.

 

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