RECORDER (מַזְכִּ֥יר, meaning one who causes to remember—Hiphil from זָכַר, H2349). An important official in Israel who functioned as a herald.


R. de Vaux, Ancient Israel (1965), 127-132.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A high functionary in the court of the Jewish kings, part of whose duty seems to have been to chronicle the events of the reign, but who also occupied a position corresponding with that of the modern vizier (2Sa 8:16; 20:24; 1Ch 18:15, etc.). His high rank is shown by the facts that, with other officers, he represented Hezekiah in speaking with Rabshakeh (2Ki 18:18), and, in the reign of Josiah, superintended the repairs of the temple (2Ch 34:8).

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