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Nehemiah 11:1-4

Context
The Population of Jerusalem

11:1 So the leaders of the people settled in Jerusalem, 1  while the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of every ten to settle in Jerusalem, the holy city, while the other nine 2  remained in other cities. 11:2 The people gave their blessing on all the men who volunteered to settle in Jerusalem.

11:3 These are the provincial leaders 3  who settled in Jerusalem. (While other Israelites, the priests, the Levites, the temple attendants, and the sons of the servants of Solomon settled in the cities of Judah, each on his own property in their cities, 11:4 some of the descendants of Judah and some of the descendants of Benjamin settled in Jerusalem.)

Of the descendants of Judah:

Athaiah son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalalel, from the descendants of Perez;

1 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

2 tn Heb “nine of the hands.” The word “hand” is used here in the sense or a part or portion.

3 tn Heb “the heads of the province.”



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