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Officer charged with receipt and distribution of rations and supplies (Jeremiah 51:59 NASB, NRSV, REB). Quartermaster reflects the Hebrew “tribute-prince.” The KJV reading “quiet prince” reflects a different vocalization of the Masoretic text. The NIV reading “staff-officer” likely reflects a slight change in the consonantal text to read “prince of the camp.” See Prince .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Quartermaster'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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