Military Divisions

1 Chronicles 27

1 Here is the listing of the sons of Israel by family heads, commanders and captains, and other officers who served the king in everything military. Army divisions were on duty a month at a time for the twelve months of the year. Each division comprised 24,000 men.

2 First division, first month: Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was in charge with 24,000 men. He came from the line of Perez. He was over all the army officers during the first month. 4 The division for the second month: Dodai the Ahohite was in charge: 24,000 men; Mikloth was the leader of his division. 5 Commander for the third month: Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest with 24,000 men. This was the same Benaiah who was a Mighty Man among the Thirty and their chief. His son Ammizabad was in charge of the division. 7 Fourth division for the fourth month: Asahel brother of Joab; his son Zebadiah succeeded him: 24,000 men. 8 Fifth division, fifth month: commander Shamhuth the Izrahite: 24,000 men. 9 Sixth division, sixth month: Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: 24,000 men. 10 Seventh division, seventh month: Helez the Pelonite, an Ephraimite: 24,000 men. 11 Eighth division, eighth month: Sibbecai the Hushathite, a Zerahite: 24,000 men. 12 Ninth division, ninth month: Abiezer the Anathothite, a Benjaminite: 24,000 men. 13 Tenth division, tenth month: Maharai the Netophathite, a Zerahite: 24,000 men. 14 Eleventh division, eleventh month: Benaiah the Pirathomite, an Ephraimite: 24,000 men. 15 Twelfth division, twelfth month: Heldai the Netophathite from the family of Othniel: 24,000 men.

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