1 The porters of the Temple are ordained, every man to the gate, which he should keep, 20 and over the treasure. Concerning the divisions of the porters, of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore of the sons of Asaph.
The teams of security guards were from the family of Korah: Meshelemiah son of Kore (one of the sons of Asaph). Meshelemiah’s sons were Zechariah, the firstborn, followed by Jediael, Zebadiah, Jathniel, Elam, Jehohanan, and Eliehoenai—seven sons. Obed-Edom’s sons were Shemaiah, the firstborn, followed by Jehozabad, Joah, Sacar, Nethanel, Ammiel, Issachar, and Peullethai—God blessed him with eight sons. His son Shemaiah had sons who provided outstanding leadership in the family: Othni, Rephael, Obed, and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semakiah were also exceptional. These all came from the line of Obed-Edom—all of them outstanding and strong. There were sixty-two of them. Meshelemiah had eighteen sons and relatives who were outstanding. The sons of Hosah the Merarite were Shimri (he was not the firstborn but his father made him first), then Hilkiah, followed by Tabaliah and Zechariah. Hosah accounted for thirteen.
Forsooth these were the partings of [the] porters; of the sons of Korah, Meshelemiah was the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph. (Now these were the divisions of the guards, or the doorkeepers; of the Korahites, there was Meshelemiah, the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.)
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