I Chron. 11:10-12:40; II Sam. 23:8-39
David had many brave and mighty men in his army. They were heroes who had performed great feats of battle during the time that he had been running from Saul. Because of their loyalty, they were given prominent places of rank among the other warriors who fought for him. His chief commander was Joab. There were thirty-seven of the chief leaders. The total number of fighting men in Israel was approximately three hundred forty thousand.