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Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible
1 Chronicles 27

 

 

Verses 1-34

1 Chronicles 27:1-34. Organisation of David's Army: Enumeration of his Officials (cf. 1 Chronicles 11:10 ff.)

1 Chronicles 27:1. According to this verse the army comprised 288,000 soldiers; this is an exaggeration.

1 Chronicles 27:32. David's uncle: better "kinsman"; the Hebrew word dd is used in this general sense.

1 Chronicles 27:33. Cf. 2 Samuel 15:12; 2 Samuel 15:37.—the king's friend: a title of honour probably adapted from the Egyptian court; it occurs several times in 1 Mac., e.g. 1 Maccabees 2:18, 1 Maccabees 3:38.

 


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Peake, Arthur. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 27:4". "Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pfc/1-chronicles-27.html. 1919.

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