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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Nehemiah 11

Verse 1

rulers = princes.

dwelt. At this time more thickly peopled than Nehemiah 7:4 .

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 3

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 .

Verse 5

Shiloni = the Shilonite.

Verse 11

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 13

chief = heads.

Verse 14

mighty men. Hebrew. Gibbor. App-14 .

Verse 16

God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) = the [true] God. App-4 .

Verse 17

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 .

Verse 18

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 , or, = the Sanctuary's city.

Verse 20

one = man.

Verse 21

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 .

Verse 23

the king's: i.e. Darius Hystaspis. Compare Ezra 7:24 . See App-57 and App-58 .

Verse 25

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.

Verse 29

dwelt. = encamped.

Verse 35

the valley of craftsmen. Compare Nehemiah 6:2 and 1 Chronicles 4:14 . craftsmen = artificers.

Verse 36

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://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/nehemiah-11.html. 1909-1922.