1 Chronicles 9:17
New International Version
The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman and their fellow Levites, Shallum their chief

New Living Translation
The gatekeepers who returned were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was the chief gatekeeper.

English Standard Version
The gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their kinsmen (Shallum was the chief);

Berean Study Bible
These were the gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their chief;

New American Standard Bible
Now the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their relatives (Shallum the chief

King James Bible
And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;

Christian Standard Bible
The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their chief;

Contemporary English Version
Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives were the guards at the temple gates. Shallum was the leader of this clan,

Good News Translation
The following Temple guards lived in Jerusalem: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, and Ahiman. Shallum was their leader.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their chief;

International Standard Version
The gatekeepers included Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and other relatives. Shallum was the leader.

NET Bible
The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brothers. Shallum was the leader;

New Heart English Bible
The gatekeepers: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the chief),

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The gatekeepers were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. (Shallum was in charge.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the porters: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brother Shallum the chief;

New American Standard 1977
Now the gatekeepers were Shallum and Akkub and Talmon and Ahiman and their relatives (Shallum the chief

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the porters: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brethren; Shallum was the head.

King James 2000 Bible
And the gatekeepers were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;

American King James Version
And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers: Shallum was the chief;

American Standard Version
And the porters: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren (Shallum was the chief),

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The door-keepers; Salom, Acum, Telmon, and Diman, and their brethren; Salom was the chief;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the porters were Sellum, and Accub, and Telmon, and Ahiman: and their brother Sellum was the prince,

Darby Bible Translation
And the doorkeepers: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren; Shallum was the chief.

English Revised Version
And the porters; Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the porters were Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren: Shallum was the chief;

World English Bible
The porters: Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the chief),

Young's Literal Translation
And the gatekeepers are Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brethren -- Shallum is the head;
Study Bible
The People of Jerusalem
16Obadiah son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites. 17These were the gatekeepers: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their relatives. Shallum was their chief; 18he was previously stationed at the King’s Gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the Levites.…
Cross References
2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the gatekeepers of the city, saying, "We went to the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a trace--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents were intact."

1 Chronicles 9:16
Obadiah son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and Berechiah son of Asa, the son of Elkanah who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

1 Chronicles 9:18
he was previously stationed at the King's Gate on the east side. These were the gatekeepers from the camp of the Levites.

Treasury of Scripture

And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman, and their brothers: Shallum was the chief;

the porters

1 Chronicles 23:5
Moreover four thousand were porters; and four thousand praised the LORD with the instruments which I made, said David, to praise therewith.

1 Chronicles 26:1-32
Concerning the divisions of the porters: Of the Korhites was Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph…

Nehemiah 11:19
Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, were an hundred seventy and two.

Shallum

1 Chronicles 9:19
And Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brethren, of the house of his father, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, keepers of the gates of the tabernacle: and their fathers, being over the host of the LORD, were keepers of the entry.







Lexicon
[These were] the gatekeepers:
וְהַשֹּׁעֲרִים֙ (wə·haš·šō·‘ă·rîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7778: A gatekeeper

Shallum,
שַׁלּ֣וּם (šal·lūm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7967: Shallum -- the name of a number of Israelites

Akkub,
וְעַקּ֔וּב (wə·‘aq·qūḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6126: Akkub -- the name of several Israelites

Talmon,
וְטַלְמֹ֖ן (wə·ṭal·mōn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2929: Talmon -- an Israelite name

Ahiman,
וַאֲחִימָ֑ן (wa·’ă·ḥî·mān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 289: Ahiman -- a Levite, also a son of Anak

and their relatives.
וַאֲחִיהֶ֥ם (wa·’ă·ḥî·hem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

Shallum
שַׁלּ֖וּם (šal·lūm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7967: Shallum -- the name of a number of Israelites

was their chief;
הָרֹֽאשׁ׃ (hā·rōš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head
(17) And the porters were, Shallum, and Akkub, and Talmon, and Ahiman.--Comp. Nehemiah 11:18-19, which sums up thus: "All the Levites in the holy city were two hundred fourscore and four. Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren that kept the gates, were an hundred seventy and two." Shallum does not appear.

Ahiman may have originated out of the following:

Their brethren.--Heb., aheihem. Comp. also Nehemiah 12:25-26, where we are told that (Mattaniah and Bakbukiah, Obadiah and) Meshullam (i.e., Shallum), Talmon, and Akkub were porters keeping ward at the storehouses of the Temple gates, in the times of Joiakim son of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and of Nehemiah and Ezra. It is clear that the names of the porters likewise represent families or guilds, which had hereditary charge of the Temple gates. In fact, all the Levitical functions appear to have descended in the same families from father to son, like the various civil offices in the Roman empire; and tradition ascribed the entire arrangement to David, the second founder of the national worship. At this point the correspondence with Nehemiah 11 ceases.

Shallum was the chief.--This really belongs to 1Chronicles 9:18, and introduces a description of the duties of the Levites, which extends over 1Chronicles 9:18-34. Translate, Shallum is the chief even unto this day in the king's gate, on the east side. Shallum ("recompense") is called "Shelemiah" (1Chronicles 26:14), which, again, is a curtailment of Meshelemiah ("Jah recompenseth"), 1Chronicles 26:1; 1Chronicles 9:21 infra. The fact that Shallum--Meshelemiah--is spoken of as warder in David's day as well as in the post-exilic age, proves that a guild or clan, not an individual, is in question. The eastern gate was the post of honour (Ezekiel 46:1-2), and the royal entry. The old name of the King's Gate would naturally be retained in the restored Temple.

Verse 17. - The porters here are those who had charge of the entrances to the sanctuary. The word employed (שֹׁעֵר) is used, however, generally of gate or door keepers (2 Samuel 17:26; John 10:3; Mark 13:3, 4; John 18:16). Their number, stated in ver. 22 as two hundred and twelve, is probably corrected in Nehemiah 11:19 to one hundred and seventy-two, made up of twenty-four for every week (1 Chronicles 26:17, 18), "entering on the sabbath" upon their work (2 Kings 11:5; 2 Chronicles 23:4), in rotation for seven weeks, and the four "chief warders." For the five porters here mentioned there are only two mentioned in Nehemiah 11:19, and neither of those Shallum, the chief. But see also Ezra 2:42; Nehemiah 7:45. 9:1-44 Genealogies. - This chapter expresses that one end of recording all these genealogies was, to direct the Jews, when they returned out of captivity, with whom to unite, and where to reside. Here is an account of the good state into which the affairs of religion were put, on the return from Babylon. Every one knew his charge. Work is likely to be done well when every one knows the duty of his place, and makes a business of it. God is the God of order. Thus was the temple a figure of the heavenly one, where they rest not day nor night from praising God, Re 4:8. Blessed be His name, believers there shall, not in turn, but all together, without interruption, praise him night and day: may the Lord make each of us fit for the inheritance of the saints in light.
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