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Nehemiah 3:1

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The Names of the Builders

3:1 Then Eliashib the high priest and his priestly colleagues 1  arose and built the Sheep Gate. They dedicated 2  it and erected its doors, working as far as the Tower of the Hundred 3  and 4  the Tower of Hananel.

Nehemiah 12:39

Context
12:39 over the Ephraim Gate, the Jeshanah Gate, 5  the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate. They stopped 6  at the Gate of the Guard.

1 tn Heb “his brothers the priests.”

2 tn Or “consecrated” (so NASB, NRSV); KJV, ASV “sanctified”; NCV “gave it to the Lord’s service.”

3 tc The MT adds קִדְּשׁוּהוּ (qidshuhu, “they sanctified it”). This term is repeated from the first part of the verse, probably as an intentional scribal addition to harmonize this statement with the preceding parallel statement.

4 tc The translation reads וְעַד (vÿad, “and unto”) rather than the MT reading עַד (ad, “unto”). The original vav (ו) was probably dropped accidentally due to haplography with the final vav on the immediately preceding word in the MT.

5 tn Or “the Old Gate” (so KJV, NASB, NCV, NRSV).

6 tn Heb “they stood.”



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