Nehemiah 3

Chapter 3

3:1  Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.

sheep The sheep for sacrifice were brought in here. (See Scofield "John 5:2") .

tower The towers appear to have been on either side the sheep gate.

3:26  Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.

Nethinims

i.e. dedicated (persons), probably descendants of the Gibeonites 2 Samuel 21:1-3 devoted to the service of the Levites. But see Joshua 9:17-21 .

3:27  After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel.

Ophel

Trans. "tower," 2 Kings 5:24 ; 2 Chronicles 27:3 ; 33:14 . Perhaps part of the fort called Millo, ; 1 Kings 9:15 ; 2 Chronicles 32:5 .

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