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rulers = princes.
dwelt. At this time more thickly peopled than Nehemiah 7:4 .
holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .
chiefs = heads.
but = and.
Israel. See note on 1 Kings 12:17 . The common name of the nation, not of the ten tribes merely.
the Nethinims. See note on Ezra 2:43 .
children = sons. Compare Ezr 7:57 ; Ezr 7:60 . Ezra 2:55 , Ezra 2:58 .
Shiloni = the Shilonite.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
chief = heads.
mighty men. Hebrew. Gibbor. App-14 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) = the [true] God. App-4 .
the principal to begin the thanksgiving. Or, [was] head: "the starting point [was], he was to praise at the time of prayer. "
Abda the son of Shammua. Probably = Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, as in 1 Chronicles 9:16 .
holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 , or, = the Sanctuary's city.
one = man.
the Nethinims . . . the Nethinims. Figure of speech Epanadiplosis. App-6 . The clause beginning and ending with the same word. See note on Ezra 2:43 .
the king's: i.e. Darius Hystaspis. Compare Ezra 7:24 . See App-57 and App-58 .
villages. Hebrew daughters, i.e. of the mother city.
with their fields = in their fields: i.e. unwalled (Leviticus 25:31 ). Compare, for the names that follow, Joshua 15:13 , &c.
dwelt. = encamped.
the valley of craftsmen. Compare Nehemiah 6:2 and 1 Chronicles 4:14 . craftsmen = artificers.
were divisions, &c. : or, "Judah's divisions [were assigned] to Benjamin".
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Nehemiah 11". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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