Adino

2 Samuel 23:8; 1 Chronicles 11:11
“The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite” (2 Sam. 23:88These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time. (2 Samuel 23:8)). In 1 Chronicles 11:1111And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain by him at one time. (1 Chronicles 11:11) the chief of the captains is Jashobeam an Hachmonite, or son of Hachmoni, margin. The passage in Samuel reads in the margin “Joshebbassebet the Tachmonite, head of the three.” It is difficult to reconcile the two passages. Some think that Jashobeam and Joshebbassebet are the same name — one being varied by the copyist. Those who take the passage in Samuel to be incorrect, make “Adino the Eznite” not a proper name, but he swung his spear. Furst takes Adino to be a proper name, and so does the LXX. The two passages may refer to different persons. It will be noted that Jashobeam is said to have killed three hundred men, and Adino killed eight hundred. The former also is named in connection with David’s coming into power, and the latter in connection with the last words of David. Jashobeam may therefore have died and Adino become chief in his place. That the two passages are not meant for lists of the first three at the same period seems evident by Shammah, one of the three, being named in Samuel only.