“Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:16 Three thousand &c. - Whereof three thousand were set over thefifteen hundred thousand, expressed ver.#15|, each of these, over fiftyof them, and the odd three hundred were set over these three thousand, eachof these to have the oversight of ten of them, to take an account of thework for them. But in #2Chron 2:18|, these overseers are said to bethirty - six hundred. The three thousand added in #2Chron 2:2|, might bea reserve, to supply the places of the other three thousand: yea, or of thethirty - three hundred, as any of them should be taken off from the work bydeath, or sickness, or weakness, or necessary occasions; which was a prudentprovision, and not unusual in like cases. And so there were thirty - sixhundred commissioned for the work, but only thirty - three hundred employed atone time; and therefore both computations fairly stand together.