1 Chr 21:6

21:6 he did not include. Joab did not carry through completely the census David had ordered (v. 3 note).

Levi and Benjamin. These tribes were not included in the census. The tribe of Levi was to be excluded from any military census, according to Mosaic Law (Num. 1:49; 2:33). Benjamin may have been excluded because the tabernacle was in Gibeon at the time (v. 29).