The leader of the three mighty warriors of David (1 Chr 11:10-11:11)

“Now these are the chiefs of David’s warriors, who gave him strong support in his kingdom, together with all Israel, to make him king, according to the word of Yahweh concerning Israel. This is an account of David’s mighty men. Jashobeam, son of Hachmoni, was chief of the three. He wielded his spear against three hundred men whom he killed at one time.”

This is the listing of the great warriors who fought with King David based on 2 Samuel, chapter 23. There were 3 outstanding fighters who were called the ‘Three.” Jashobeam or Josheb-basshebeth as he was called in 2 Samuel was the chief of these 3 men. He is also called a son of Hachmoni in this text, but it is not clear who that person was. Here it says that he killed 300 men at one time, while in 2 Samuel, he once killed 800 people at one time. Interesting enough, this is the only time that his name is mentioned in all the biblical literature. He must have been a humble guy.

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