Some time before this, Eliashib the priest had been put in charge of the storerooms of The Temple of God. He was close to Tobiah
and had made available to him a large storeroom that had been used to store Grain-Offerings, incense, worship vessels, and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil for the Levites, singers, and security guards, and the offerings for the priests.
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