Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 4:3 Verse 3. Elihoreph and Ahiah-scribes] Secretaries to the king.
Jehoshaphat-recorder] Historiographer to the king, who chronicled the affairs of the kingdom. He was in this office under David see 2 Sam. xx. 24.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 3. Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes , etc.] Their father Shisha, the same with Sheva, was scribe only in Davidís time; and he being dead very probably, both his sons were continued in the office as secretaries of state, Solomon having more business for such an office, (see 2 Samuel 20:25); Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder ; who was in the same office in the times of David, and now held it under Solomon, ( 2 Samuel 8:16 20:24).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-19 - In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.
Original Hebrew אליחרף 456 ואחיה 281 בני 1121 שׁישׁא 7894 ספרים 5608 יהושׁפט 3092 בן 1121 אחילוד 286 המזכיר׃ 2142