2 Samuel 20:24
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New American Standard Bible
and Adoram was over the forced labor, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;

King James Bible
And Adoram was over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder:

Darby Bible Translation
and Adoram was over the levy; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;

World English Bible
and Adoram was over the men subject to forced labor; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;

Young's Literal Translation
and Adoram is over the tribute, and Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud is the remembrancer,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Adoram - Not mentioned before by name or office. Apparently, therefore, the office was not instituted until the latter part of David's reign, and its duties probably were the collection of the tribute imposed upon vanquished nations, or the command of the forced levies employed in public works. Adoram was stoned to death in the beginning of the reign of Rehoboam 1 Kings 12:18.

2 Samuel 20:24 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:16
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.

1 Kings 4:3
Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha were secretaries; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;

1 Kings 12:18
Then King Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was over the forced labor, and all Israel stoned him to death. And King Rehoboam made haste to mount his chariot to flee to Jerusalem.

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