Ezra 2:58
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English Standard Version
All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392.

King James Bible
All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

American Standard Version
All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the Nathinites, and the children of the servants of Solomon, three hundred ninety-two.

English Revised Version
All the Nethinim, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

Ezra 2:58 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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Nethinims

Ezra 7:7 And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters...

Joshua 9:21,23,27 And the princes said to them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood and drawers of water to all the congregation...

1 Chronicles 9:2 Now the first inhabitants that dwelled in their possessions in their cities were, the Israelites, the priests, Levites...

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

Nehemiah 7:60 All the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants, were three hundred ninety and two.

Solomon's

1 Kings 9:21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy...

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1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who were left after them in the land, whom the people of Israel were unable to devote to destruction--these Solomon drafted to be slaves, and so they are to this day.

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.

Ezra 2:57
the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, and the sons of Ami.

Ezra 2:59
The following were those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, though they could not prove their fathers' houses or their descent, whether they belonged to Israel:

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