Now the children of Israel
1 Chronicles 27:1
27:1 Now the children of Israel. I Chronicles 27:1-15 seems to refer to David’s standing army, rotating month by month, with each monthly course consisting of 24,000 men. Although this is not stated explicitly, the implication is that each of the twelve tribes supplied one course of 24,000 men for one month each year (probably all could be called up as needed in times of war).