Nehemiah 3:18
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New American Standard Bible
After him their brothers carried out repairs under Bavvai the son of Henadad, official of the other half of the district of Keilah.

King James Bible
After him repaired their brethren, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilah.

Darby Bible Translation
After him repaired their brethren, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the chief of the half district of Keilah.

World English Bible
After him repaired their brothers, Bavvai the son of Henadad, the ruler of half the district of Keilah.

Young's Literal Translation
After him have their brethren strengthened, and Bavvai son of Henadad, head of the half of the district of Keilah.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Bavai - Or, "Binnui" Nehemiah 3:24; Nehemiah 10:9.

The armoury at the turning of the wall - literally, "the armoury of the corner." The northwestern corner of the special wall of the "city of David" seems to be intended. See Nehemiah 3:1 note.

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Divers Matters.
I. Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar, as of the ascent to the altar, were from the valley of Beth-cerem, which they digged out beneath the barren land. And thence they are wont to bring whole stones, upon which the working iron came not." The fathers of the traditions, treating concerning the blood of women's terms, reckon up five colours of it; among which that, "which is like the water of the earth, out of the valley of Beth-cerem."--Where the Gloss writes thus, "Beth-cerem
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Gihon, the Same with the Fountain of Siloam.
I. In 1 Kings 1:33,38, that which is, in the Hebrew, "Bring ye Solomon to Gihon: and they brought him to Gihon"; is rendered by the Chaldee, "Bring ye him to Siloam: and they brought him to Siloam." Where Kimchi thus; "Gihon is Siloam, and it is called by a double name. And David commanded, that they should anoint Solomon at Gihon for a good omen, to wit, that, as the waters of the fountain are everlasting, so might his kingdom be." So also the Jerusalem writers; "They do not anoint the king, but
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
1 Samuel 23:1
Then they told David, saying, "Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are plundering the threshing floors."

Nehemiah 3:17
After him the Levites carried out repairs under Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him Hashabiah, the official of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district.

Nehemiah 3:19
Next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, the official of Mizpah, repaired another section in front of the ascent of the armory at the Angle.

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