Circular logic would involve such things as using Biblical material to interpret an inscription, then claiming that the inscription confirms the Bible. In order to avoid this hazard, inscriptions must first be interpreted independently of the Bible and then compared with it. Also, in this article, the following multivolume reference book provided the background for inscriptions that are discussed with reference to six people mentioned in 1 Chronicles 24 (Hezir, Jakim and Ma‘aziahu: reasonably identified; plus Eliashib, Jeshebeab and David: not identified): Hanna M. Cotton, et al., eds., Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae, vol. 1: Jerusalem, Part 1: 1–704 (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2010).