2 Samuel 8:16

“And Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah was ouer the host, and Iehoshaphat the sonne of Ahilud was Recorder.”

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Other Translations

And Joab the son of Zeruiah [was] over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud [was] recorder;
- King James Version

Joab the son of Zeruiah {was} over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud {was} recorder.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the army; and Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, was keeper of the records;
- Basic English Bible

And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was chronicler;
- Darby Bible

And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
- Webster's Bible

Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
- World English Bible

and Joab son of Zeruiah [is] over the host, and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud [is] remembrancer,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 8:16


8:16 Recorder - The treasurer, who examined all the accounts, and kept records of them.


Discussion for 2 Samuel 8

  • Sarah
    Justin Rampley, Scripture always confirms Scripture. Study the Bible circumspectly (as a whole) it helps clarify questions such as this. What you have noted is explained by looking at the genealogy in 1 Chronicles 6. Several times it repeats these names because it was common for children to be named after their parents (unless one dishonored God, then they stopped naming after that person).
  • Lauren
    Justin: The Abiathar (Father)
  • Justin Rampley
    Verse 17, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, isn't this incorrect? Abiathar is the son of Ahimelech.
  • Quansto
    Carlos; David is asleep in death awaiting resurrection into the new promise world. It says so in Acts 2:34
  • Carlos Angel Rey
    Thought of David as young? He's probably old by now!
  • Sokanon
    David was a humble man. He killed 18,000 men. Toi sent him gifts for defeating his enemy, and David dedicated it all to the Lord. God has given us talents and abilities. When we use them, are we glorifying God?

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