3:7 Adjacent to them worked Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, who were men of Gibeon and Mizpah. These towns were under the jurisdiction 1 of the governor of Trans-Euphrates.
5:14 From the day that I was appointed 2 governor 3 in the land of Judah, that is, from the twentieth year until the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes – twelve years in all – neither I nor my relatives 4 ate the food allotted to the governor. 5
1 tn Heb “to the seat.”
2 tc The BHS editors suggest reading צֻוֵּאתִי (tsuvve’ti, “and I was appointed”) rather than the reading of the MT, אֹתִי צִוָּה (tsivvah ’oti, “he appointed me”).
3 tc The translation reads with one medieval Hebrew
4 tn Heb “brothers.”