Study Guide

1 Chronicles Chapter 24

Chapter 24

Divine Job Descriptions

  • The Chronicler gives us a big long list of the descendants of Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar. Aaron's relatives who were alive in David's day will be serving as priests.
  • Sure, there are more potential priests on Eleazar's side, but both groups get to share equally in all the duties in the Temple. No rivalries there.
  • To decide who exactly gets to do what, the guys "cast lots." Basically that just means they randomly picked to see who got what job.
  • Of course, that means that God had a hand in their selection because he loves manipulating games of chance.
  • The Levites do the same thing. They randomly pick to see who gets what duty in the Temple. Sorry to whoever pulls goat dung cleaning duty.

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