Nehemiah 12:38

38 The second choir proceeded in the opposite direction. I followed them on top ofa the wall, together with half the people—past the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall,

Read Nehemiah 12:38 Using Other Translations

And the other company of them that gave thanks went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even unto the broad wall;
The other choir of those who gave thanks went to the north, and I followed them with half of the people, on the wall, above the Tower of the Ovens, to the Broad Wall,
The second choir giving thanks went northward around the other way to meet them. I followed them, together with the other half of the people, along the top of the wall past the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall,

What does Nehemiah 12:38 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 12:38

And the other company of them that gave thanks went
over against them
On the left hand, on the northern part of the wall:

and I after them;
Nehemiah, he brought up the rear of his company, as Ezra led the van of his:

and the half of the people upon the wall;
the chief of them, for all could not walk upon it:

from beyond the tower of the furnaces;
where they baked their bread, or their bricks, see ( Nehemiah 3:11 ) ,

even unto the broad wall;
where the wall was broader than common, for some reason or another, see ( Nehemiah 3:8 ) .

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