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Nehemiah 12:27-29

Context
The Wall of Jerusalem is Dedicated

12:27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, 1  they sought out the Levites from all the places they lived 2  to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication joyfully with songs of thanksgiving and songs accompanied by cymbals, harps, and lyres. 12:28 The singers 3  were also assembled from the district around Jerusalem and from the settlements of the Netophathites 12:29 and from Beth Gilgal and from the fields of Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built settlements for themselves around Jerusalem.

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 “from all their places.” The words “they lived” are implied.

3 tn Heb “the sons of the singers.”



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