Solomon's Officials

1 Kings 4

1 King Solomon was off to a good start ruling Israel. These were the leaders in his government: 2 Azariah son of Zadok - the priest;
Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha - secretaries;
Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud - historian;
Benaiah son of Jehoiada - commander of the army;
Zadok and Abiathar - priests;
Azariah son of Nathan - in charge of the regional managers;
Zabud son of Nathan - priest and friend to the king;
Ahishar - manager of the palace;
Adoniram son of Abda - manager of the slave labor.

7 Solomon had twelve regional managers distributed throughout Israel. They were responsible for supplying provisions for the king and his administration. Each was in charge of bringing supplies for one month of the year. These are the names:
Ben-Hur in the Ephraim hills;
Ben-Deker in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Bethhanan;
Ben-Hesed in Arubboth - this included Socoh and all of Hepher;
Ben-Abinadab in Naphoth Dor (he was married to Solomon's daughter Taphath);
Baana son of Ahilud in Taanach and Megiddo, all of Beth Shan next to Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth Shan to Abel Meholah over to Jokmeam;
Ben-Geber in Ramoth Gilead - this included the villages of Jair son of Manasseh in Gilead and the region of Argob in Bashan with its sixty large walled cities with bronze-studded gates;
Ahinadab son of Iddo in Mahanaim;
Ahimaaz in Naphtali (he was married to Solomon's daughter Basemath);
Baana son of Hushai in Asher and Aloth;
Jehoshaphat son of Paruah in Issachar;
Shimei son of Ela in Benjamin;
Geber son of Uri in Gilead - this was the country of Sihon king of the Amorites and also of Og king of Bashan; he managed the whole district by himself.

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