Nehemiah 11:21
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English Standard Version
But the temple servants lived on Ophel; and Ziha and Gishpa were over the temple servants.

King James Bible
But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

American Standard Version
But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Nathinites, that dwelt in Ophel, and Siaha, and Gaspha of the Nathinites.

English Revised Version
But the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gishpa were over the Nethinim.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

Nehemiah 11:21 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Of Levites, Shemaiah, a descendant of Bunni, with the members of his house; Shabbethai and Jozabad, "of the heads of the Levites over the outward business of the house of God," i.e., two heads of the Levites who had the care of the outward business of the temple, probably charged with the preservation of the building and furniture, and the office of seeing that all things necessary for the temple worship were duly delivered. The names Shabbethai and Jozabad have already occurred, Nehemiah 8:7, as those of two Levites, and are here also personal names of heads of Levites, as the addition הלויּם מראשׁי informs us. As the office of these two is stated, so also is that of those next following in Nehemiah 11:17; whence it appears that Shemaiah, of whom no such particular is given, was head of the Levites charged with attending on the priests at the sacrificial worship (the האלהים בּית מלאכת, Nehemiah 11:22). The three named in Nehemiah 11:17, Mattaniah an Asaphite, Bakbukiah, and Abda a Jeduthunite, are the chiefs of the three Levitical orders of singers. Mattaniah is called התּחלּה ראשׁ, head of the beginning, which gives no meaning; and should probably, as in the lxx and Vulgate, be read התּהלּה ראשׁ: head of the songs of praise, - he praised for who praised, i.e., sounded the Hodu for prayer; comp. 1 Chronicles 16:5, where Asaph is called the chief of the band of singers. He is followed by Bakbukiah as second, that is, leader of the second band (מאחיו משׁנה like משׁנהוּ, 1 Chronicles 16:5); and Abda the Jeduthunite, as leader of the third. All the Levites in the holy city, i.e., all who dwelt in Jerusalem, amounted to two hundred and eighty-four individuals or fathers of families. The number refers only to the three classes named Nehemiah 11:15-17. For the gatekeepers are separately numbered in Nehemiah 11:19 as one hundred and seventy-two, of the families of Akkub and Talmon.

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Nehemiah 3:26,31 Moreover the Nethinims dwelled in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lies out...

2 Chronicles 27:3 He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

Ophel. or, the tower.

Cross References
1 Chronicles 9:2
Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants.

Nehemiah 3:26
and the temple servants living on Ophel repaired to a point opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower.

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