Nehemiah 12:28

28 The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem—from the villages of the Netophathites,

Read Nehemiah 12:28 Using Other Translations

And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi;
And the sons of the singers gathered together from the district surrounding Jerusalem and from the villages of the Netophathites;
The singers were brought together from the region around Jerusalem and from the villages of the Netophathites.

What does Nehemiah 12:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 12:28

And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together
Such of the Levites that were singers, and their sons that were trained up as such:

both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem
the plain of Jordan by Jericho, and the plain of Saron and Lydda:

and from the villages of Netophathi:
see ( 1 Chronicles 9:16 ) , here they dwelt, when not in their courses, to minister in the temple; but on this public occasion were summoned together.

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