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Bible Commentaries

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Nehemiah 11

Verses 1-36

Nehemiah 11:1 . To bring one in ten to dwell in Jerusalem. The inhabitants were not yet sufficiently numerous for the public works and services, and for the defence of the city. Hence it became necessary to draught a tenth of the rural population for these purposes.

Nehemiah 11:11 . Ruler of the house of God. A secular officer, having charge of the temporal affairs; but not to interfere with the offices and duties of religion, which belonged to the priests and levites.

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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Nehemiah 11". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.