“The priest who is anointed and ordained to act as high priest in place of his father 1 is to make atonement. He is to put on the linen garments, the holy garments,
But the king’s edict stood, despite the objections of 1 Joab and the leaders of the army. So Joab and the leaders of the army left the king’s presence in order to muster the Israelite army.
Geber son of Uri was in charge of the land of Gilead (the territory which had once belonged to King Sihon of the Amorites and to King Og of Bashan). He was sole governor of the area.
The priest gave to the officers of the units of hundreds King David’s spears and the shields that were kept in the Lord’s temple.
David, Zadok (a descendant of Eleazar), and Ahimelech (a descendant of Ithamar) divided them into groups to carry out their assigned responsibilities. 1
All the officers and warriors, as well as all of King David’s sons, pledged their allegiance to King Solomon. 1
The Levites even left their pasturelands and their property behind and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons prohibited them from serving as the Lord’s priests.
Jehoiada the priest gave to the officers of the units of hundreds King David’s spears and shields 1 that were kept in God’s temple.
Zikri, an Ephraimite warrior, killed the king’s son Maaseiah, Azrikam, the supervisor of the palace, and Elkanah, the king’s second-in-command.
and to all the infants, wives, sons, and daughters of the entire assembly listed in the genealogical records, for they faithfully consecrated themselves.
supervised the laborers and all the foremen on their various jobs. 1 Some of the Levites were scribes, officials, and guards.
From 1 Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues – the judges, the rulers, the officials, the secretaries, the Erechites, the Babylonians, the people of Susa (that is, 2 the Elamites),
The king sent the following response: “To Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their colleagues who live in Samaria and other parts of Trans-Euphrates: Greetings! 1
Please remember me for this, O my God, and do not wipe out the kindness that I have done for the temple of my God and for its services!
All the officials of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and those who performed the king’s business were assisting the Jews, for the dread of Mordecai had fallen on them.