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DAVID’S CHAMPIONS. 2 Sam 23:8–39 (= 1 Chr 11:10–47) contains a list of the heroic warriors who served under David. The Hebrew term gibbôrîm (RSV “mighty men” after LXX dunatoi) is the usual designation of these fighters, who, like the Achaian warriors who fought at Troy, had distinguished themselves
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DAVID’S CHAMPIONS. Second Samuel 23:8–39 introduces a roster of David’s elite warriors with “these are the names of the warriors David had” (v. 8a) and concludes it with a summary total (v. 39b). The list also incorporates reports of heroic exploits.First Chronicles 11:10–47 repeats the list with modifications