And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was
chief among the three
Another triumvirate, of which he was the head:
and he lifted up his spear against three hundred, [and] slew [them];
Josephus F5 says six hundred; this seems to confirm the reading of ( 2 Samuel 23:8 ) , that the number eight hundred is right, for if it was only three hundred, Abishai would have been equal to one, even the first, of the former three; which yet is denied him in ( 2 Samuel 23:19 ) :
and had the name among three;
of which he was one; and he had the chief name among them, or was the most famous of them.
F5 Antiqu. l. 7. c. 12. sect. 4.