Today we move from the book of Psalms to 1 Chronicles. We’ll spend a few chapters in 1 Chronicles, finishing out this book. 1 Chronicles 26 starts out with a list of the gatekeepers. The authors of the Bible were far more concerned with the details of who had what job to spend much time on protecting the innocent from murder and rape. One big omission in the list of gatekeepers is no women. Only men are important enough to list in the Bible. The second part of the book is a listing of who is in charge of the treasuries. Again, only men are allowed to be in charge of the money.
“Some of the plunder taken in battle they dedicated for the repair of the temple of the Lord.” – 1 Chronicles 26:27
Here’s the reason why God demands war. He wants the plunders of war to build his temple. LOL! A moral god? Hardly.
And that’s pretty much it for this chapter. There’s no need for me to list the names of gatekeepers and treasurers. Look up the chapter yourself if you’re really interested in this list of men. The take away from this chapter is there is far more effort placed in listing people’s jobs than there is about stopping murder and rape. In addition, the Bible once again shows its misogynistic ways by including no women.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 27: Army Divisions