Definitions

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  • n. servants of the priests and Levites in the menial services about the tabernacle and temple

Etymologies

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Hebrew given, granted, a slave of the temple.

Examples

  • Their numbers were added to afterwards from captives taken in battle; and they were formally given by David to the Levites (Ezra 8: 20), and so were called Nethinim, i.e., the given ones, given to the Levites to be their servants.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • The total number of Nethinim who returned from Babylon was 612 — 392 with Zerubbabel

    The Temple���Its Ministry and Services

  • Gibeonites (Josh. 9: 27) were the original caste, afterwards called Nethinim.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • The ancestor of some of the Nethinim who returned with

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • It was surrounded by a separate wall, and was occupied by the Nethinim after the Captivity.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Lurking-place, one of the chief of the Nethinim, whose descendants returned to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel (Ezra 2: 47).

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Bene Hagaba were among the Nethinim who came back from captivity with Zerubbabel.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • + Children of Giddel were among the Nethinim who returned from the captivity with Zerubbabel.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • (Ezra 8: 20) At this time the Nethinim probably lived within the precincts of the temple, doing its rougher work and so enabling the Levites to take a higher position as the religious representatives and instructors of the people.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • Nethinim were those "whom David and the princes appointed (Heb. gave) for the service of the Levites."

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

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