2:8 and a letter for Asaph the keeper of the king’s nature preserve, 1 so that he will give me timber for beams for the gates of the fortress adjacent to the temple and for the city wall 2 and for the house to which I go.” So the king granted me these requests, 3 for the good hand of my God was on me.
12:27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, 4 they sought out the Levites from all the places they lived 5 to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication joyfully with songs of thanksgiving and songs accompanied by cymbals, harps, and lyres.
1 tn Or “forest.” So HALOT 963 s.v. פַּרְדֵּס 2.
2 tc One medieval Hebrew
3 tn The Hebrew text does not include the expression “these requests,” but it is implied.
5 tn Heb “from all their places.” The words “they lived” are implied.