1 Chronicles 26:18
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New International Version
As for the court to the west, there were four at the road and two at the court itself.

King James Bible
At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Darby Bible Translation
At the portico westward, four at the causeway, two at the portico.

World English Bible
For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

Young's Literal Translation
at Parbar, to the west, are four at the highway, two at Parbar.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Eastward were six Levites - It is supposed that there were more guards set at this eastern gate, because it was more frequented than the others. At each of the other gates were only four; at this, six.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Parbar Parbar is most probably the same as parwar, which denotes suburbs.

2 Kings 23:11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD...

in which sense it is often used in the Chaldee Targums; and consequently this may be considered as leading to the suburbs.

The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 23:11
He removed from the entrance to the temple of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They were in the court near the room of an official named Nathan-Melek. Josiah then burned the chariots dedicated to the sun.

1 Chronicles 26:16
The lots for the West Gate and the Shalleketh Gate on the upper road fell to Shuppim and Hosah. Guard was alongside of guard:

1 Chronicles 26:17
There were six Levites a day on the east, four a day on the north, four a day on the south and two at a time at the storehouse.

1 Chronicles 26:19
These were the divisions of the gatekeepers who were descendants of Korah and Merari.

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