I found this interesting and wondered if anyone had anything to say about it.

1 Chronicles 12

20 As he went to Ziklag, there fell to him of Manasseh, Adnah, and Jozabad, and Jediael, and Michael, and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilthai, captains of the thousands that were of Manasseh.

I presume these are two different people named Jozabad but thought it interesting that they were not differentiated in any way.

Do we know if they are different? Is this a KJV issue?

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I did a little google search and found that there is also a mention of a Jozabad in 1 Chronicles 12:4 and it appears that this is one of the Benjamite archers who joined David at Ziklag and in 1 Chronicles 12:20 it(my source) only gives a definition for one of them (I assume the other Jozabad), a chief of the tribe of Manasseh.

I looked at other versions of the Bible and all that I looked at had both listed in the same fashion as KJV, and that's when I dug a little deeper and found the information above, so it is not an issue with the KJV Bible.

They are two distinct people.

  1. A Benjamite archer who joined David at Ziklag
  2. A Chief of the tribe of Manasseh

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