Nehemiah 3:26
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King James Version
Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.

Darby Bible Translation
(Now the Nethinim dwelt in Ophel, even over against the water-gate toward the east, and the tower which lies out.)

World English Bible
(Now the Nethinim lived in Ophel, to the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that stands out.)

Young's Literal Translation
And the Nethinim have been dwelling in Ophel, unto over-against the water-gate at the east, and the tower that goeth out.

Nehemiah 3:26 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

dwelt...: or, which dwelt in Ophel, repaired unto

Ophel: or, tower

Geneva Study Bible

Moreover the {f} Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.

(f) Read Ezr 2:43.

Scofield Reference Notes

Margin Nethinims

i.e. dedicated (persons), probably descendants of the Gibeonites 2Sam 21:1-3 devoted to the service of the Levites. But see Josh 9:17-21.Nehemiah 3:26 Parallel Commentaries

Library
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

Some Buildings in Acra. Bezeiha. Millo.
Mount Sion did not thrust itself so far eastward as mount Acra: and hence it is, that mount Moriah is said, by Josephus, to be "situate over-against Acra," rather than over-against the Upper City: for, describing Acra thus, which we produced before, "There is another hill, called Acra, which bears the Lower City upon it, steep on both sides": in the next words he subjoins this, "Over-against this was a third hill," speaking of Moriah. The same author thus describes the burning of the Lower City:
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

The Girdle of the City. Nehemiah 3
The beginning of the circumference was from 'the sheep-gate.' That, we suppose, was seated on the south part, yet but little removed from that corner, which looks south-east. Within was the pool of Bethesda, famous for healings. Going forward, on the south part, was the tower Meah: and beyond that, "the tower of Hananeel": in the Chaldee paraphrast it is, 'The tower Piccus,' Zechariah 14:10; Piccus, Jeremiah 31:38.--I should suspect that to be, the Hippic tower, were not that placed on the north
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
2 Chronicles 27:3
He built the high gate of the house of the LORD, and on the wall of Ophel he built much.

Nehemiah 7:46
The Nethinims: the children of Ziha, the children of Hashupha, the children of Tabbaoth,

Nehemiah 8:1
And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded to Israel.

Nehemiah 11:21
But the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel: and Ziha and Gispa were over the Nethinims.

Nehemiah 12:37
And at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.

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