Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones ; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.
Now Asa had an army of 300,000 from Judah, bearing large shields and spears, and 280,000 from Benjamin, bearing shields and wielding bows ; all of them were valiant warriors.
Now Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and 300 chariots, and he came to Mareshah.
At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, "Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, therefore the army of the king of Aram has escaped out of your hand.
"Were not the Ethiopians and the Lubim an immense army with very many chariots and horsemen ? Yet because you relied on the LORD, He delivered them into your hand.
He had large supplies in the cities of Judah, and warriors, valiant men, in Jerusalem.
This was their muster according to their fathers' households : of Judah, commanders of thousands, Adnah was the commander, and with him 300,000 valiant warriors ;
and next to him Amasiah the son of Zichri, who volunteered for the LORD, and with him 200,000 valiant warriors ;
and of Benjamin, Eliada a valiant warrior, and with him 200,000 armed with bow and shield ;
Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds who were appointed over the army and said to them, "Bring her out between the ranks ; and whoever follows her, put to death with the sword." For the priest said, "Let her not be put to death in the house of the LORD."
Now it happened at the turn of the year that the army of the Arameans came up against him; and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, destroyed all the officials of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus.
Indeed the army of the Arameans came with a small number of men ; yet the LORD delivered a very great army into their hands, because they had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers. Thus they executed judgment on Joash.
Moreover, Uzziah had an army ready for battle, which entered combat by divisions according to the number of their muster, prepared by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the official, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king's officers.
The total number of the heads of the households, of valiant warriors, was 2,600 .
Under their direction was an elite army of 307,500 , who could wage war with great power, to help the king against the enemy.
Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entrance of the Fish Gate ; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.