Nehemiah 11:31

31 The descendants of the Benjamites from Geba lived in Mikmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements,

Nehemiah 11:31 in Other Translations

31 The children also of Benjamin from Geba dwelt at Michmash, and Aija, and Bethel, and in their villages,
31 The people of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash, Aija, Bethel and its villages,
31 Some of the people of Benjamin lived at Geba, Micmash, Aija, and Bethel with its settlements.
31 The Benjaminites from Geba lived in: Micmash Aijah Bethel and its suburbs
31 Benjamin's descendants: from Geba, Michmash, Aija, and Bethel-and its villages,

Nehemiah 11:31 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 11:31

The children also of Benjamin, from Geba, dwelt at Michmash,
&c.] Geba was a city on the southern border of Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:24 ) and Michmash on the northern, of which see ( 1 Samuel 13:2 ) in this and the four following verses are the names of several cities in the tribe of Benjamin, inhabited by the men of that tribe, as Alia, the same with Ai, that lay on the east of Bethel, here also mentioned, see ( Joshua 7:2 ) Anathoth, the birth place of Jeremiah the prophet, ( Jeremiah 1:1 ) . Nob, a city of the priests, ( 1 Samuel 21:1 ) ( 22:19 ) . Ananiah is nowhere else mentioned; Hazor is to be distinguished from another of this name in the tribe of Naphtali, ( Joshua 19:36 ) . Ramah, a place well known in Benjamin, ( Joshua 18:25 ) . Gittaim, of which see ( 2 Samuel 4:3 ) . Hadid, the same with Adida, which lay in a plain,

``Simon also set up Adida in Sephela, and made it strong with gates and bars.'' (1 Maccabees 12:38)

Zeboim, a valley of this name, is read in ( 1 Samuel 13:18 ) . Neballat we read of nowhere else; of Lod and Ono, see ( 1 Chronicles 8:12 ) and the valley of craftsmen, or Chorasin, ( 1 Chronicles 4:14 ) .

Nehemiah 11:31 In-Context

29 in En Rimmon, in Zorah, in Jarmuth,
30 Zanoah, Adullam and their villages, in Lachish and its fields, and in Azekah and its settlements. So they were living all the way from Beersheba to the Valley of Hinnom.
31 The descendants of the Benjamites from Geba lived in Mikmash, Aija, Bethel and its settlements,
32 in Anathoth, Nob and Ananiah,
33 in Hazor, Ramah and Gittaim,

Cross References 3

  • 1. Joshua 21:17; Isaiah 10:29
  • 2. S 1 Samuel 13:2
  • 3. S Joshua 12:9
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