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The men of Netophah, 56. Bible

“men.” The Hebrew text in Ezra 2:22, 23, 27 and 2:28 reads enosh (#0582 אֱנוֹשׁ), “men,” referring to mortal men, or “men” in a weaker, more frail, or more sinful sense than other words for “man” or “men.” For example, gibbor (#1368), refers to a mighty man, strong man, or warrior. The rest of the list reads ben, “son,” but there does not seem to be an immediately apparent reason for the change from ben (“son”) to enosh in these four verses.


Commentary for: Ezra 2:22