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4:6 in charge of the palace. This important post involved administering the palace and overseeing the king’s properties (1 Kin. 16:9; 18:3; 2 Kin. 18:18, 37; 19:2).
Adoniram. Also known as “Adoram,” he was in charge of forced labor during the reigns of David (2 Sam. 20:24), Solomon, and Rehoboam (12:18).
forced labor. This conscripted labor was performed primarily, but not exclusively, by captives of war from defeated nations (5:13–16; 9:15, 23; Num. 31:25–47; Josh. 9:23).