Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Aaron's Sons I Chronicles 24

I Chronicles 24:1 "Now these are the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron Nadab, and Abibu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. v2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children, therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office."

Aaron had two sons left after judgment was executed on two of them for bringing false fire before the LORD. The duties of the children of the other two are decided by lot.

These actions were overseen by David to set things in order for the future.

v31 "These likewise cast lots over against their brethren the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Abimelech, and the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites, even the principal fathers over against their younger brethren."

It may help to remember that this book was probably written in Babylon. It is important to have these things recorded for the day when Israel returns to the promise land. As the generations pass by in captivity, there will still be a record of what people's duties are upon their return.

Psalm 8:3 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"

Keywords: Zadok, Abimelech, Israel, Chronicles, Aaron. David sets down the division of duties of Aaron's sons.

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