1 Kings 4:4

4 Benaiah son of Jehoiada—commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar—priests;

Read 1 Kings 4:4 Using Other Translations

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was in command of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were priests.

What does 1 Kings 4:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 4:4

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the host
General of the army in the room of Joab, ( 1 Kings 2:35 ) ;

and Zadok and Abiathar [were] the priests;
so they were when Solomon came to the throne; but Abiathar was deposed by him after some time, though he might retain the name afterwards, and be employed, as Ben Gersom thinks, in case of necessity, in the room of Zadok, or, however, be employed as a common priest at Jerusalem, upon a reconciliation with Solomon; though Kimchi thinks another Abiathar is meant, which is not so likely.

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