an officer of high rank in the Jewish state, exercising the functions, not simply of an annalist, but of chancellor or president of the privy council. In Davids court the recorder appeals among the high officers of his household. ( 2 Samuel 8:16 ; 20:24 ; 1 Chronicles 18:15 ) In Solomons he is coupled with the three secretaries. ( 1 Kings 4:3 ) comp. 2Kin 18:18,37; 2Chr 34:8
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Recorder,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".