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The Temple servants:
the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha,
the sons of Tabbaoth, Bible

“The Temple servants.” These people, the “Nethinim” in Hebrew (the word “Nethinim” is untranslated in some English versions (cp. ASV, BBE, ERV; Geneva Bible, KJV, YLT), were slaves that were serving the Levites in the work of the Temple. David and his officials had established that these certain men would serve the Levites (Ezra 8:20), and their descendants were still serving the Levites hundreds of years after David.


Commentary for: Ezra 2:43