Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Ezra 8:20

and 220 of the temple servants, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, all of them designated by name.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Nethinims;   Thompson Chain Reference - Nethinim;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nethinim;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Ezra, Theology of;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Nethinim;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Iddo;   Levites;   Meshullam;   Nethinim;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Exile;   Ezra, Book of;   Iddo;   Nethinim;   Service;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ezra;   Johanan;   Nethinim;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Census;   Nethinim ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nethinims;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Nethinim;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Id'do;   Neth'inim;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Consecration;   Gibeon;   Nethinims;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ezra;   Law in the Old Testament;   Nethinim;   Priests and Levites;   Solomon's Servants;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ahava;   Levites (Temple Servants);  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites,.... To wait upon them, and minister to them, as they did to the priests; some think those were the same with the Gibeonites, whom Joshua gave to the service of the sanctuary, and David confirmed; but others are of opinion these were different from them, and an addition to them:

two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name; in the history that Iddo sent of them to Ezra; and so the names of the Levites, though not here expressed, only the names of those they came with.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:20". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezra-8.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 8:20 Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.

Ver. 20. Whom David and the princes had appointed] i.e. Continued, confirmed, and ordered them; for they were first appointed and designed to that service by Joshua; and thence called Nethinims.

All of them were expressed by name] Verbis non solum disertis, sed et exsertis. Words not only skilfully expressed, but even uncovered.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:20". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-8.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The Gibeonites, who were devoted to this service by Joshua and the princes of his time, Joshua 9:21, and are said to be appointed by David and his princes, because they were confirmed by them in their former office, and more particularly applied to the several services of the temple; though this be not distinctly related in 1Ch 24 1Ch 25 1Ch 26, because his business there was to give an account only of the new constitutions and alterations made by David in those matters.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Ezra 8:20". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/ezra-8.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 8:20. Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed — The Gibeonites, who were devoted to the service of the Levites by Joshua and the princes of his time, (Joshua 9:21,) and are said to have been appointed by David and his princes, because they were confirmed by them in their former office, and more particularly applied to the several services of the temple. Of them two hundred and twenty, upon this hasty summons, listed themselves, and had the honour to be expressed by name in Ezra’s muster-roll. This success Ezra ascribes to the good hand of God upon them. If, where ministers have been wanting, the vacancies are well supplied, let God have the glory, and his good hand, qualifying them for the service, inclining them to it, and then opening a door of opportunity for them.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezra 8:20". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ezra-8.html. 1857.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(20) The Nethinims—It is here alone recorded that David appointed these to aid the Levites.

All of them were expressed by name.—Not, as some think, that they were all famous, but that Iddo sent their names in a list not given. The relief of their coming is gratefully ascribed to the “good hand of our God upon us.”

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Ezra 8:20". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/ezra-8.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Also of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims: all of them were expressed by name.
Nethinims
17; 2:43; 7:7; 1 Chronicles 9:2
all of them
Philippians 4:3
Reciprocal: Joshua 9:27 - made them;  1 Chronicles 16:41 - expressed

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 8:20". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezra-8.html.