1 Chronicles 12:27
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English Standard Version
The prince Jehoiada, of the house of Aaron, and with him 3,700.

King James Bible
And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;

American Standard Version
And Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron; and with him were three thousand and seven hundred,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Joiada prince of the race of Aaron, and with him three thousand seven hundred.

English Revised Version
And Jehoiada was the leader of the house of Aaron, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jehoiada was the leader of the Aaronites, and with him were three thousand and seven hundred;

1 Chronicles 12:27 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

These

(Note: We take והמּה to refer to the Manassites named in 1 Chronicles 12:20, like the והמּה of 1 Chronicles 12:1 and the הם אלּה הם eht of 1 Chronicles 12:15. Bertheau, on the contrary, thinks on various grounds that המּה refers to all the heroes who have been spoken of in vv. 1-20. In the first place, it was not the Manassites alone who took part in the conflict with Amalek, for David won the victory with his whole force of 600 men (1 Samuel 30:9), among whom, without doubt, those named in vv. 1-18 were included. Then, secondly, a clear distinction is made between those who gave in their adhesion to and helped David at an earlier period (1 Chronicles 12:1, 1 Chronicles 12:7, 1 Chronicles 12:22), and those who came to him in Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:23). And finally, the general remark in 1 Chronicles 12:22 is connected with 1 Chronicles 12:21 by the grounding כּי, so that we must regard 1 Chronicles 12:21 and 1 Chronicles 12:22 as a subscription closing the preceding catalogues. but none of these arguments are very effective. The grounding כי in 1 Chronicles 12:22 does not refer to the whole of 1 Chronicles 12:21, but only to the last clause, or, to be more accurate, only to בּצּבא, showing that David had an army. The second proves nothing, and in the first only so much is correct, that not merely the seven Manassites named in 1 Chronicles 12:20 took, part in the battle with Amalek, but also the warriors who had formerly gone over to David; but from that there is not the slightest reason to conclude that this is expressed by והמּה. It is manifest from the context and the plan of the register, that וגו עזרוּ והמּה can only refer to those of whom it is said in 1 Chronicles 12:20 that they went over to David as he was returning to Ziklag. If 1 Chronicles 12:21 and 1 Chronicles 12:22 were a subscription to all the preceding registers, instead of והמּה another expression which would separate the verse somewhat more from that immediately preceding would have been employed, perhaps כּל־אלה.)

helped David הגּדוּד על, against the detachment of Amalekites, who during David's absence had surprised and burnt Ziklag, and led captive the women and children (1 Samuel 30:1-10). This interpretation, which Rashi also has (contra turmam Amalekitarum), and which the Vulgate hints at in its adversus latrunculos, rests upon the fact that in 1 Samuel 30:8, 1 Samuel 30:15, the word הגּדוּד, which in general only denotes single detachments or predatory bands, is used of the Amalekite band; whence the word can only refer to the march of David against the Amalekites, of which we have an account in 1 Samuel 30:9., and not to the combats which he had with Saul. "For they were all valiant heroes, and were שׂרים, captains in the army," sc. which gathered round David.

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the leader

1 Chronicles 9:20 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the ruler over them in time past, and the LORD was with him.

2 Kings 11:4,9 And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard...

2 Kings 25:18 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:

Aaronites

1 Chronicles 6:49-57 But Aaron and his sons offered on the altar of the burnt offering, and on the altar of incense...

1 Chronicles 27:17 Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok:

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1 Chronicles 12:26
Of the Levites 4,600.

1 Chronicles 12:28
Zadok, a young man mighty in valor, and twenty-two commanders from his own fathers' house.

1 Chronicles 27:17
for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;

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