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Nehemiah Chapter 3

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The names and order of the builders of the wall


3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest got up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They sanctified it and installed its doors. Even to the Tower of Meah they sanctified it, to the Tower of Hananeel.
3:2 And next to him the men of Jericho built. And next to them Zaccur the son of Imri
built.
3:3 But
sons of Hassenaah built the Fish Gate, who also laid its beams, and installed its doors, its locks, and its bars.
3:4 And next to them Meremoth the son of Urijah, the son of Koz repaired. And next to them Meshullam the son of Berechiah, the son of Meshezabeel repaired. And next to them Zadok the son of Baana repaired.
3:5 And next to them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles
didn’t put their necks to the work of their Adonaiאֲדֹנָי
Hebrew pronunciation: [ʾăḏōnāy], lit. transl. My Lords, Pluralis majestatis taken as singular) is the possessive form of adon (“Lord”), along with the first-person singular pronoun enclitic. As with Elohim, Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty.For more info click here
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3:6 And the Old Gate was repaired by Jehoiadaיְהוֹיָדָע
Yəhōyāḏā‘, “Yahweh knows”
the son of Paseah, and Meshullam the son of Besodeiah; they laid its beams, and installed its doors, and its locks , and its bars.
3:7 And next to them Melatiah of Gibeon repaired, and Jadon the Meronothite, the men of Gibeon, and of Mizpah, to the throne of the governor of Beyond the River.
3:8 Next to him Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, of the goldsmiths, repaired. Next to his hand Hananiah the son of one of the perfumers repaired , and they left Jerusalem to the Broad Wall.
3:9 And next to their hand Rephaiah the son  of
(ben) Hur, the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem repaired.
3:10 And next to their hand Jedaiah the son of Harumaph repaired, even across from his house. And next to his hand Hattush the son of Hashabniah repaired.
3:11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahasmoab, repaired the other piece, and the Tower of the Furnaces.
3:12 And next to his hand Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
the son of Halohesh , the ruler of the half part of Jerusalem, he and his daughters repaired.
3:13
Hanun, and the people of Zanoah, repaired the Valley Gate. They built it, and installed its doors, its locks, and its bars, and a thousand cubits noun — an ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm. — ORIGIN Middle English : from Latin cubitum ‘elbow, forearm, cubit’. on the wall to the Dung Gate.
3:14 But the dung gate was repaired by Malchiah the son of Rechab, the ruler of part of Bethhaccerem; he built it, and installed its doors, the locks of it, and the bars of it.
3:15 And the Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and installed its doors, its locks, and its bars, and the wall of the Pool of Siloah by the King’s Garden, and to the stairs that go down from the city of Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
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3:16 After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, repaired in front of the sepulchers ˈsepəlkər (British sepulchre)
noun – a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried. — verb [with object] literary lay or bury in or as if in a sepulcher: tomes are soon out of print and sepulchered in the dust of libraries. – serve as a burial place for – Middle English: via Old French from Latin sepulcrum ‘burial place’, from sepelire ‘bury’.
s of Davidדָּוִד
/ˈdeɪvɪd/; romanized: Dāwīḏ, “beloved one”) Historians of the Ancient Near East agree that David probably lived around 1000 BCE. For more info click here
, and to the pool that was made, and to the house of the mighty men.
3:17 After him the Levites, Rehum the son of Bani, repaired. Next to his hand Hashabiah, the ruler of the half part of Keilahקעילה
meaning Citadel, was a city in the lowlands of Judah. It is now a ruin, known as Kh. Qeila, near the modern village of Qila, 7 miles east of Beit Gubrin, and about 1.9 mi west of Kharas
,repaired his part.
3:18 After him their brothers, Bavai the son of Henadad, the ruler of the half part of Keilahקעילה
meaning Citadel, was a city in the lowlands of Judah. It is now a ruin, known as Kh. Qeila, near the modern village of Qila, 7 miles east of Beit Gubrin, and about 1.9 mi west of Kharas, repaired
.
3:19 And next to his hand Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, repaired another piece over before going up to the armory at the corner.
3:20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai (or Zaccai) earnestly repaired the other piece, from the corner to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest.
3:21 After him Meremoth the son of Urijah the son of Koz repaired another piece, from the door of the house of Eliashib even to the end of the house of Eliashib.
3:22 And after him the priests, the men of the plain repaired .
3:23 After him Benjamin and Hashub repaired across from their house. After them Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
the son of Maaseiah the son of Ananiah repaired by his house.
3:24 After him Binnui the son of Henadad repaired another piece, from the house of Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
to the corner, even to the tower.
3:25 Palal the son of Uzai [repaired], across from the corner, even to the tower which sticks out from the king’s high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh repaired.
3:26 And the Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
lived in Ophel, across from the Water Gate toward the east, and the tower that sticks out.
3:27 After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, opposite the great tower that sticks out, even to the wall of Ophel.
3:28 the priests repaired the Horse Gate from above, each before his house.
3:29 After them Zadok the son of Immer repaired across from his house. After him Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, repaired.
3:30 After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph repaired another piece. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah repaired across from his room.
3:31 After him Malchiah the goldsmith’s son repaired the place of the Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
, and of the merchants, before the
Miphkad Gate, and to the going up of the corner.
3:32 And between the going up of the corner to the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants repaired.

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