4 So King Solomon was king over all Israel. 2 And these were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest; 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, 1scribes; aJehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder; 4 bBenaiah the son of Jehoiada, over the army; Zadok and cAbiathar, the priests; 5 Azariah the son of Nathan, over dthe officers; Zabud the son of Nathan, ea priest and fthe king’s friend; 6 Ahishar, over the household; and gAdoniram the son of Abda, over the labor force.
7 And Solomon had twelve governors over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month of the year. 8 These are their names: 2Ben-Hur, in the mountains of Ephraim; 9 3Ben-Deker, in Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth Shemesh, and Elon Beth Hanan; 10 4Ben-Hesed, in Arubboth; to him belonged Sochoh and all the land of Hepher; 11 5Ben-Abinadab, in all the regions of Dor; he had Taphath the daughter of Solomon as wife; 12 Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth Shean, which is beside Zaretan below Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah, as far as the other side of Jokneam; 13 6Ben-Geber, in Ramoth Gilead; to him belonged hthe towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, in Gilead; to him also belonged ithe region of Argob in Bashan—sixty large cities with walls and bronze gate-bars; 14 Ahinadab the son of Iddo, in Mahanaim; 15 jAhimaaz, in Naphtali; he also took Basemath the daughter of Solomon as wife; 16 Baanah the son of kHushai, in Asher and Aloth; 17 Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar; 18 lShimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin; 19 Geber the son of Uri, in the land of Gilead, in mthe country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan. He was the only governor who was in the land.
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