Nehemiah 12:22

22 The family heads of the Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan and Jaddua, as well as those of the priests, were recorded in the reign of Darius the Persian.

Read Nehemiah 12:22 Using Other Translations

The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian.
In the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua, the Levites were recorded as heads of fathers' houses; so too were the priests in the reign of Darius the Persian.
A record of the Levite families was kept during the years when Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua served as high priest. Another record of the priests was kept during the reign of Darius the Persian.

What does Nehemiah 12:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 12:22

The Levites, in the days of Eliashib The third priest of the second temple:

Joiada;
he was the son of Eliashib, and the fourth high priest:

and Johanan;
the same with Jonathan, ( Nehemiah 12:11 ) and whom Josephus F15 also calls Joannes:

and Jaddua;
the same as in ( Nehemiah 12:10 ) in the days of each of these were

recorded chief of the fathers;
the principal men among the Levites:

also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian;
thought to be Darius Codomannus, the last king of the Persian monarchy, whom Alexander conquered; and if so, this verse must be inserted after the death of Nehemiah, and as the next verse also seems to be; for these two verses interrupt the natural order of the relation: an account is given of the priests in the times of Joiakim, ( Nehemiah 12:12-21 ) , these verses being inserted, the account goes on, ( Nehemiah 12:24 ) of the chief of the Levites in the times of Joiakim only.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 Antiqu. l. 11. c. 7. sect. 1.
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