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Nehemiah 8:15-16

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8:15 and that they should make a proclamation and disseminate this message 1  in all their cities and in Jerusalem: 2  “Go to the hill country and bring back olive branches and branches of wild olive trees, myrtle trees, date palms, and other leafy trees to construct temporary shelters, as it is written.”

8:16 So the people went out and brought these things 3  back and constructed temporary shelters for themselves, each on his roof and in his courtyard and in the courtyards of the temple 4  of God and in the plaza of the Water Gate and the plaza of the Ephraim Gate.

1 tn Heb “a voice.”

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

3 tn The words “these things” are not in the Hebrew text but have been supplied in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “the house.”



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