New American Standard Bible
So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.
King James Bible
So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.
Darby Bible Translation
So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days.
World English Bible
So the wall was finished in the twenty-fifth [day] of [the month] Elul, in fifty-two days.
Young's Literal Translation
And the wall is completed in the twenty and fifth of Elul, on the fifty and second day;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Elul - The sixth month, corresponding to the latter part of August and the beginning of September.
In fifty and two days - Josephus states that the repairs of the wall occupied two years and four months. But Nehemiah's narrative is thoroughly consistent with itself, and contains in it nothing that is improbable. The walls everywhere existed at the time that he commenced his task, and only needed repairs. The work was partitioned among at least 37 working parties, who labored simultaneously, with material ready at hand; and, notwithstanding all menaces, uninterruptedly.
LibrarySharon. Caphar Lodim. The Village of those of Lydda.
Between Lydda and the sea, a spacious valley runs out, here and there widely spreading itself, and sprinkled with villages. The holy page of the New Testament [Acts 9:35] calls it Saron: and that of the Old calls the whole, perhaps, or some part of it, 'the plain of Ono,' Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35; 1 Chronicles 8:12... The wine of Sharon is of great fame, with which they mixed two parts water: and remarkable is that they say concerning the houses of Sharon. R. Lazar saith, "He that builds a brick house …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Now it came about that when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews.
He spoke in the presence of his brothers and the wealthy men of Samaria and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?"
Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had set up the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levites were appointed,
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