New Living Translation
Rephaiah son of Hur, the leader of half the district of Jerusalem, was next to them on the wall.
King James Bible
And next unto them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
And next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem.
World English Bible
Next to them repaired Rephaiah the son of Hur, the ruler of half the district of Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
And by their hand hath Rephaiah son of Hur, head of the half of the district of Jerusalem, strengthened.
Nehemiah 3:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 Half part - As Rome was anciently divided into several quarters or regions, so was Jerusalem; and especially into two parts, whereof one was in the tribe of Benjamin, and nearest the temple, the other in the tribe of Judah, these accordingly had two several rulers, this man and the other, ver.12, but both under the chief governor of the city.
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Next Jedaiah son of Harumaph repaired the wall across from his own house, and next to him was Hattush son of Hashabneiah.
Shallum son of Hallohesh and his daughters repaired the next section. He was the leader of the other half of the district of Jerusalem.
Next to him was Nehemiah son of Azbuk, the leader of half the district of Beth-zur. He rebuilt the wall from a place across from the tombs of David's family as far as the water reservoir and the House of the Warriors.
Next to him, repairs were made by a group of Levites working under the supervision of Rehum son of Bani. Then came Hashabiah, the leader of half the district of Keilah, who supervised the building of the wall on behalf of his own district.
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