27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit], the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, a which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and four thousand.
(a) Who executed their charge and office, which is meant by coming in and going out. 27:4 And over the course of the second month [was] Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course [was] Mikloth also the b ruler: in his course likewise [were] twenty and four thousand.
(b) That is, Dodais lieutenant. 27:16 Furthermore c over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites [was] Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:
(c) Meaning besides those twelve captains. 27:21 Of the d half [tribe] of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
(d) Which is beyond Jordan in respect to Judah, also one captain was over the Reubenites and the Gadites. 27:24 Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, e because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the f chronicles of king David.
(e) The commandment of the king was abominable to Joab, ( 1 Chronicles 21:6 ). 27:32 Also Jonathan Davids uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a g scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the kings h sons:
(f) The Hebrews make both these books of Chronicles but one, and at this verse make the middle of the book concerning the number of verses.
(g) That is, a man learned in the word of God. 27:34 And i after Ahithophel [was] Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the kings army [was] Joab.
(h) To be their schoolmasters and teachers.
(i) After Ahithophel hanged himself, ( 2 Samuel 17:23 ), Jehoiada was made counsellor.