thirty and seven

2 Samuel 23:39

23:39 thirty and seven. Evidently the “mighty men” were considered as two eminent groups of three each (II Samuel 23:8-23), one of whom was not named, and thirty-one others (II Samuel 23:24-39). It is noteworthy, however, that there are a number of differences in the names as listed in I Chronicles 11:10-47. Also the latter list includes about fifty-five names. The apparent discrepancy reflects different scribes and different sources. Possibly the second list, written later, includes the names of various men who replaced different men in the first group from time to time.

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