Ezra 2:53
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English Standard Version
the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,

King James Bible
The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah,

American Standard Version
the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The children of Bercos, the children of Sisara, the children of Thema,

English Revised Version
the children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Temah;

Webster's Bible Translation
The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Thamah,

Ezra 2:53 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Nethinim, i.e., temple-bondsmen, and the servants of Solomon, are reckoned together, thirty-five families of Nethinim and ten of the servants of Solomon being specified. The sum-total of these amounting only to 392, each family could only have averaged from eight to nine individuals. The sons of Akkub, Hagab and Asnah (Ezra 2:45, Ezra 2:46, and Ezra 2:50), are omitted in Nehemiah; the name Shalmai (Ezra 2:46) is in Nehemiah 7:48 written Salmai; and for נפיסים, Ezra 2:50, Nehemiah 7:52 has נפושׁסים, a form combined from נפוּסים and נפישׁים. All other variations relate only to differences of form. Because Ziha (ציהא, Ezra 2:43) again occurs in Nehemiah 11:21 as one of the chiefs of the Nethinim, and the names following seem to stand in the same series with it, Bertheau insists on regarding these names as those of divisions. This cannot, however, be correct; for Ziha is in Nehemiah 11:21 the name of an individual, and in the present list also the proper names are those of individuals, and only the sons of Ziha, Hasupha, etc., can be called families or divisions. Plural words alone, Mehunim and Nephisim, are names of races or nations; hence the sons of the Mehunim signify individuals belonging to the Mehunim, who, perhaps, after the victory of King Uzziah over that people, were as prisoners of war made vassals for the service of the sanctuary. So likewise may the sons of the Nephisim have been prisoners of war of the Ishmaelite race נפישׁ. Most of the families here named may, however, have been descendants of the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:21, Joshua 9:27). The servants of Solomon must not be identified with the Canaanite bond-servants mentioned 1 Kings 9:20., 2 Chronicles 8:7., but were probably prisoners of war of some other nation, whom Solomon sentenced to perform, as bondsmen, similar services to those imposed upon the Gibeonites. The sons of these servants are again mentioned in Nehemiah 11:3. In other passages they are comprised under the general term Nethinim, with whom they are here computed. Among the names, that of הצּבים פּכרת (Ezra 2:57), i.e., catcher of gazelles, is a singular one; the last name, אמי, is in Nehemiah 7:59 אמון.

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Thamah

Nehemiah 7:55 The children of Barkos, the children of Sisera, the children of Tamah,

Tamah

Cross References
Ezra 2:52
the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,

Ezra 2:54
the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha.

Nehemiah 7:55
the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,

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