1 Kings 4:4

4 and 1Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and 2Abiathar were priests;

1 Kings 4:4 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Kings 4:4 In-Context

2 These were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok was the priest;
3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha were secretaries; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;
4 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;
5 and Azariah the son of Nathan was over the deputies; and Zabud the son of Nathan, a priest, was the king's friend;
6 and Ahishar was over the household; and Adoniram the son of Abda was over the men subject to forced labor.

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