Nehemiah 3:26

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

Nehemiah 3:26 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 3:26

Moreover, the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel
An high tower upon the wait, in this part of it, see ( 2 Chronicles 27:3 ) , these were servants to the Levites, and repaired here, where their dwellings were:

unto the place over against the water gate toward the east:
and as one part of their work was to fetch water for the temple, they were here very properly situated; it led to the king's garden, the valley of Jehoshaphat, and from thence a plain way to Bethany:

and the tower that lieth out;
from the wall.

Nehemiah 3:26 In-Context

24 After him repaired Binnui the son of Henadad another piece, from the house of Azariah unto the turning of the wall, even unto the corner.
25 Palal the son of Uzai, over against the turning of the wall, and the tower which lieth out from the king's high house, that was by the court of the prison. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh.
26 Moreover the Nethinims dwelt in Ophel, unto the place over against the water gate toward the east, and the tower that lieth out.
27 After them the Tekoites repaired another piece, over against the great tower that lieth out, even unto the wall of Ophel.
28 From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. dwelt...: or, which dwelt in Ophel, repaired unto