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The Levitical Musicians
1David and the officers of the army also set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, #1Ch 6:33 and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy #2Kg 3:15 accompanied by lyres, harps, and cymbals. #1Ch 15:16|NoBook| 25:6 This is the list of the men who performed their service:
2From Asaph’s sons:
Zaccur, Joseph, Nethaniah, and Asarelah, sons of Asaph, under Asaph’s authority, who prophesied under the authority of the king.
3From Jeduthun: #1Ch 16:41-42 Jeduthun’s sons:
Gedaliah, Zeri, Jeshaiah, Shimei, # One Hb ms, LXX; other Hb mss omit Shimei Hashabiah, and Mattithiah — six — under the authority of their father Jeduthun, prophesying to the accompaniment of lyres, giving thanks and praise to the Lord.
4From Heman: Heman’s sons:
Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamti-ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, and Mahazioth. 5All these sons of Heman, the king’s seer, #1Sm 9:92Sm 24:111Ch 21:9 were given by the promises of God to exalt him, # Or Him ; lit by the words of God to lift a horn for God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
6All these men were under their own fathers’ authority for the music in the Lord’s temple, with cymbals, harps, and lyres for the service of God’s temple. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were under the king’s authority. 7They numbered 288 together with their relatives who were all trained and skillful in music for the Lord. 8They cast lots for their duties, young and old alike, teacher as well as pupil. #1Ch 26:13
9The first lot for Asaph fell to Joseph, his sons, and his brothers — 12
to Gedaliah the second: him, his brothers, and his sons — 12
10the third to Zaccur, his sons, and his brothers — 12
11the fourth to Izri,# Variant of Zerihis sons, and his brothers — 12
12the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
13the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
14the seventh to Jesarelah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
15the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
16the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
17the tenth to Shimei, his sons, and his brothers — 12
18the eleventh to Azarel,# Variant of Uzzielhis sons, and his brothers — 12
19the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
20the thirteenth to Shubael, his sons, and his brothers — 12
21the fourteenth to Mattithiah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
22the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons, and his brothers — 12
23the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
24the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
25the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons, and his brothers — 12
26the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons, and his brothers — 12
27the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons, and his brothers — 12
28the twenty-first to Hothir, his sons, and his brothers — 12
29the twenty-second to Giddalti, his sons, and his brothers — 12
30the twenty-third to Mahazioth, his sons, and his brothers — 12
31and the twenty-fourth to Romamti-ezer, his sons, and his brothers — 12.
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