Nehemiah 7

 

This chapter contains a reckoning of the men who returned from the exile, and is basically a repetition of Ezra Chapter 2.  There are, however, a large number of discrepancies between the two accounts.  I will mention each of them, but with no links.  Otherwise you, the reader, if you were so inclined, would be flipping back and forth between the two pages.  I see no point to that, and I think most of you would not even take the trouble to do so.  As far as the differences are concerned, I am inclined to accept those that appear here, because in v.7:5 below, a book of genealogy is described as having been found, and the information contained here was copied from that book.  But the question is, who wrote the genealogy in the first place?  Could it have been any other than Ezra?  So the differences may have to just be accepted.

וַיְהִי כַּאֲשֶׁר נִבְנְתָה הַחוֹמָה וָאַעֲמִיד הַדְּלָתוֹת וַיִּפָּקְדוּ הַשּׁוֹעֲרִים וְהַמְשֹׁרְרִים וְהַלְוִיִּם׃   7:1

Nehe. 7:1   And it was when the wall had been rebuilt and I had erected the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites had been appointed

וָאֲצַוֶּה אֶת־חֲנָנִי אָחִי וְאֶת־חֲנַנְיָה שַׂר הַבִּירָה עַל־יְרוּשָׁלִָם כִּי־הוּא כְּאִישׁ אֱמֶת וְיָרֵא אֶת־הָאֱלֹהִים   7:2

 מֵרַבִּים׃

Nehe. 7:2   that I gave my brother, Hanani, charge over Jerusalem, with Hananiah, captain of the castle, for he was as a man of faith and revered God more than many.

וַיֹּאמֶר) [וָאֹמַר] לָהֶם לֹא יִפָּתְחוּ שַׁעֲרֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם עַד־חֹם הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ וְעַד הֵם עֹמְדִים יָגִיפוּ הַדְּלָתֹות   7:3

 וֶאֱחֹזוּ וְהַעֲמֵיד מִשְׁמְרֹות יֹשְׁבֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם אִישׁ בְּמִשְׁמָרֹו וְאִישׁ נֶגֶד בֵּיתֹו׃

Nehe. 7:3   And I said to them, “The gates of Jerusalem may not be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing open the doors must be shut and fastened, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem must be appointed watches, each on his watch and each by his house.”

The first words, both that before the left parenthesis and that in the brackets, are the same error we’ve seen often before.  As usual, according to me, the Hebrew should be ytir'm.ai ynIa]w.

וְהָעִיר רַחֲבַת יָדַיִם וּגְדוֹלָה וְהָעָם מְעַט בְּתוֹכָהּ וְאֵין בָּתִּים בְּנוּיִם׃   7:4

Nehe. 7:4   But the city had broad sides and it was large and the people were few in its midst and the houses had not been rebuilt.

וַיִּתֵּן אֱלֹהַי אֶל־לִבִּי וָאֶקְבְּצָה אֶת־הַחֹרִים וְאֶת־הַסְּגָנִים וְאֶת־הָעָם לְהִתְיַחֵשׂ וָאֶמְצָא סֵפֶר הַיַּחַשׂ   7:5

בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה וָאֶמְצָא כָּתוּב בּוֹ׃

Nehe. 7:5   Now my God put into my heart that I should assemble the nobles and the officials and the people to reckon genealogically.  And I had found the book of genealogy they had carried away at first, and I found written in it:

The third-from-last word in the top line of this verse, translated as and I found, is another exception to my theory.  The Hebrew should be ytiac'm. ynIa]w.

אֵלֶּה בְּנֵי הַמְּדִינָה הָעֹלִים מִשְּׁבִי הַגּוֹלָה אֲשֶׁר הֶגְלָה נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל וַיָּשׁוּבוּ לִירוּשָׁלִַם וְלִיהוּדָה   7:6

אִישׁ לְעִירוֹ׃

Nehe. 7:6   “These are the children of the province coming up from the captives of the exile whom Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had taken into exile to Babylon, and they returned to Jerusalem and to Judah, each to his city,

There are some minor differences in the Hebrew from Ezra 2:1.  Apparently, this account was not copied from Ezra’s account.  In fact, I doubt that Nehemiah knew of Ezra’s account.

הַבָּאִים עִם־זְרֻבָּבֶל יֵשׁוּעַ נְחֶמְיָה עֲזַרְיָה רַעַמְיָה נַחֲמָנִי מָרְדֳּכַי בִּלְשָׁן מִסְפֶּרֶת בִּגְוַי נְחוּם בַּעֲנָה   7:7

  מִסְפַּר אַנְשֵׁי עַם יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

Nehe. 7:7   coming with Zarubbabel:  Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah.  The count of men of the people of Israel was:

בְּנֵי פַרְעֹשׁ אַלְפַּיִם מֵאָה וְשִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:8

Nehe. 7:8   Of the sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;

בְּנֵי שְׁפַטְיָה שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:9

Nehe. 7:9   of the sons of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy-two;

בְּנֵי אָרַח שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת חֲמִשִּׁים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:10

Nehe. 7:10   of the sons of Arah, six hundred fifty-two;

In Ezra 2:5, the number is seven hundred seventy-five.

בְּנֵי־פַחַת מוֹאָב לִבְנֵי יֵשׁוּעַ וְיוֹאָב אַלְפַּיִם וּשְׁמֹנֶה מֵאוֹת שְׁמֹנָה עָשָׂר׃   7:11

Nehe. 7:11   of the sons of Pahath-moab belongng to the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and eighteen;

In Ezra 2:6, the number is two thousand eight hundred and twelve.

בְּנֵי עֵילָם אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם חֲמִשִּׁים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   7:12

Nehe. 7:12   of the sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four;

בְּנֵי זַתּוּא שְׁמֹנֶה מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   7:13

Nehe. 7:13   of the sons of Zattu, eight hundred forty-five;

In Ezra 2:8, the number is nine hundred and forty-five.

בְּנֵי זַכָּי שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְשִׁשִּׁים׃   7:14

Nehe. 7:14   of the sons of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;

בְּנֵי בִנּוּי שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:15

Nehe. 7:15   of the sons of Binnui, six hundred forty-eight;

In Ezra 2:10, the name is spelled differently and the number is six hundred forty-two.

בְּנֵי בֵבָי שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:16

Nehe. 7:16   of the sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty-eight;

In Ezra 2:11, the number is six hundred twenty-three.

בְּנֵי עַזְגָּד אַלְפַּיִם שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:17

Nehe. 7:17   of the sons of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty-two;

In Ezra 2:12, the number is one thousand two hundred twenty-two.

בְּנֵי אֲדֹנִיקָם שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת שִׁשִּׁים וְשִׁבְעָה׃   7:18

Nehe. 7:18   of the sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-seven;

In Ezra 2:13, the number is six hundred sixty-six.

בְּנֵי בִגְוָי אַלְפַּיִם שִׁשִּׁים וְשִׁבְעָה׃   7:19

Nehe. 7:19   of the sons of Bigvai, two thousand and sixty-seven;

In Ezra 2:14, the number is two thousand fifty-six.

בְּנֵי עָדִין שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת חֲמִשִּׁים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   7:20

Nehe. 7:20   of the sons of Adin, six hundred fifty-five;

In Ezra 2:15, the number is four hundred fifty-four.

בְּנֵי־אָטֵר לְחִזְקִיָּה תִּשְׁעִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:21

Nehe. 7:21   of the sons of Ater, belonging to Hezekiah, ninety-eight;

בְּנֵי חָשֻׁם שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:22

Nehe. 7:22   of the sons of Hashum, three hundred twenty-eight;

Several differences at this point:  The account of the sons of Jorah (Ezra 2:18) is omitted here, and the account of the sons of Bezai (Ezra 2:17) comes before this account.  Finally in Ezra 2:19, the number for the sons of Hashum  is two hundred twenty-three.

בְּנֵי בֵצָי שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   7:23

Nehe. 7:23   of the sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty-four;

In Ezra 2:17, the number is three hundred twenty-three.

בְּנֵי חָרִיף מֵאָה שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   7:24

Nehe. 7:24   of the sons of Hariph, one hundred twelve;

This accounting is not found in Ezra’s account.

בְּנֵי גִבְעֹונ תִּשְׁעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   7:25

Nehe. 7:25   of the sons of Gibeon, ninety-five;

In Ezra 2:20, a different name, Gibbar, or at least a different spelling, is found.

אַנְשֵׁי בֵית־לֶחֶם וּנְטֹפָה מֵאָה שְׁמֹנִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:26

Nehe. 7:26   of the men of Beth-lehem and Netophah, one hundred eighty-eight;

In Ezra 2:21, it is the sons of Beth-lehem, and the men of Netophah are accounted for in a separate verse.  The number of the sons of Beth-lehem is given there as one hundred twenty-three.  The men of Netophah are numbered as fifty-six.

אַנְשֵׁי עֲנָתוֹת מֵאָה עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:27

Nehe. 7:27   of the men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty-eight;

אַנְשֵׁי בֵית־עַזְמָוֶת אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:28

Nehe. 7:28   of the men of Beth-azmaveth, forty-two;

In Ezra 2:24, it is the sons of Azmeveth.

אַנְשֵׁי קִרְיַת יְעָרִים כְּפִירָה וּבְאֵרוֹת שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   7:29

Nehe. 7:29   of the men of Kiriath-jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty-three;

In Ezra 2:25, it is the sons of ...

אַנְשֵׁי הָרָמָה וָגָבַע שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וְאֶחָד׃   7:30

Nehe. 7:30   of the men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one;

אַנְשֵׁי מִכְמָס מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:31

Nehe. 7:31   of the men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;

אַנְשֵׁי בֵית־אֵל וְהָעָי מֵאָה עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   7:32

Nehe. 7:32   of the men of Beth-el and Ai, one hundred twenty-three;

In Ezra 2:28, the number is two hundred twenty-three.

אַנְשֵׁי נְבוֹ אַחֵר חֲמִשִּׁים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:33

Nehe. 7:33   of the men of the other Nebo, fifty-two;

In Ezra 2:29, it is the sons of Nebo.

בְּנֵי עֵילָם אַחֵר אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם חֲמִשִּׁים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   7:34

Nehe. 7:34   of the sons of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty-four;

בְּנֵי חָרִם שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת וְעֶשְׂרִים׃   7:35

Nehe. 7:35   of the sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty;

בְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   7:36

Nehe. 7:36   of the sons of Jericho, three hundred forty-five;

In Ezra, this verse and the next are interchanged.

בְּנֵי־לֹד חָדִיד וְאוֹנוֹ שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְעֶשְׂרִים וְאֶחָד׃   7:37

Nehe. 7:37   of the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-one;

In Ezra 2:33, the number is seven hundred twenty-five.

בְּנֵי סְנָאָה שְׁלֹשֶׁת אֲלָפִים תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת וּשְׁלֹשִׁים׃   7:38

Nehe. 7:38   of the sons of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred and thirty.

In Ezra 2:35, the number is three thousand six hundred and thirty.

הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי יְדַעְיָה לְבֵית יֵשׁוּעַ תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   7:39

Nehe. 7:39   Of the priests:  Of the sons of Jedaiah belonging to the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three;

בְּנֵי אִמֵּר אֶלֶף חֲמִשִּׁים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:40

Nehe. 7:40   of the sons of Immer, a thousand fifty-two;

בְּנֵי פַשְׁחוּר אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם אַרְבָּעִים וְשִׁבְעָה׃   7:41

Nehe. 7:41   of the sons of Pashhur, a thousand two hundred forty-seven;

בְּנֵי חָרִם אֶלֶף שִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר׃   7:42

Nehe. 7:42   of the sons of Harim, a thousand seventeen.

הַלְוִיִּם בְּנֵי־יֵשׁוּעַ לְקַדְמִיאֵל לִבְנֵי לְהוֹדְוָה שִׁבְעִים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   7:43

Nehe. 7:43   The Levites:  Of the sons of Jeshua, belonging to Kadmiel, belonging to the sons belonging to Hodeiah, seventy-four.

In Ezra 2:40, it says the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, ....  In other words, the lamed in his name here is a vav in Ezra.

הַמְשֹׁרְרִים בְּנֵי אָסָף מֵאָה אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:44

Nehe. 7:44   The singers:  Of the sons of Asaph, one hundred forty-eight.

In Ezra 2:41, the number is one hundred twenty-eight.

הַשֹּׁעֲרִים בְּנֵי־שַׁלּוּם בְּנֵי־אָטֵר בְּנֵי־טַלְמֹן בְּנֵי־עַקּוּב בְּנֵי חֲטִיטָא בְּנֵי שֹׁבָי מֵאָה שְׁלֹשִׁים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   7:45

Nehe. 7:45   The porters:  Of the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, a hundred thirty-eight.

In Ezra 2:42, it says the sons of the porters, and the number is one hundred thirty-nine.

הַנְּתִינִים בְּנֵי־צִחָא בְנֵי־חֲשֻׂפָא בְּנֵי טַבָּעוֹת׃   7:46

Nehe. 7:46   The Nethinim:  Of the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,

בְּנֵי־קֵירֹס בְּנֵי־סִיעָא בְּנֵי פָדוֹן׃   7:47

Nehe. 7:47   the sons of Keros, the sons of Sia, the sons of Padon,

In Ezra 2:44, the name of Sia is spelled differently, a heh is inserted before the aleph, and the name appears as Siaha, a fairly common practice with Hebrew names.

בְּנֵי־לְבָנָה בְנֵי־חֲגָבָה בְּנֵי שַׁלְמָי׃   7:48

Nehe. 7:48   the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Salmai,

In Ezra 2:45, the last name is given as Akkub, and from this verse to v. 7:52 (in Ezra they are vss. 45 to 50), many of the names are given in different order.  Although many of the names appear in both chapters, some names are missing here or are different, so the list of names is contained in one less verse.

בְּנֵי־חָנָן בְּנֵי־גִדֵּל בְּנֵי־גָחַר׃   7:49

Nehe. 7:49   the sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,

בְּנֵי־רְאָיָה בְנֵי־רְצִין בְּנֵי נְקוֹדָא׃   7:50

Nehe. 7:50   the sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda,

בְּנֵי־גַזָּם בְּנֵי־עֻזָּא בְּנֵי פָסֵחַ׃   7:51

Nehe. 7:51   the sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseach,

בְּנֵי־בֵסַי בְּנֵי־מְעוּנִים בְּנֵי (נְפוּשְׁסִים) [נְפִישְׁסִים]׃   7:52

Nehe. 7:52   the sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephishesim,

In Ezra 2:50, the name in the parentheses is spelled differently.  There as well as here, the name is corrected.  However, the correction is different in each chapter.  There the samech is left out.  Strange!  Yet it’s what sometimes happens with Hebrew names.

בְּנֵי־בַקְבּוּק בְּנֵי־חֲקוּפָא בְּנֵי חַרְחוּר׃   7:53

Nehe. 7:53   the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harur,

בְּנֵי־בַצְלִית בְּנֵי־מְחִידָא בְּנֵי חַרְשָׁא׃   7:54

Nehe. 7:54   the sons of Bazlith, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,

בְּנֵי־בַרְקוֹס בְּנֵי־סִיסְרָא בְּנֵי־תָמַח׃   7:55

Nehe. 7:55    the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Tamah,

בְּנֵי נְצִיחַ בְּנֵי חֲטִיפָא׃   7:56

Nehe. 7:56   the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha;

בְּנֵי עַבְדֵי שְׁלֹמֹה בְּנֵי־סוֹטַי בְּנֵי־סוֹפֶרֶת בְּנֵי פְרִידָא׃   7:57

Nehe. 7:57   of the sons of the servants of Solomon, the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida,

In Ezra 2:55, the name Sophereth has a heh as the first letter, and is Hasophereth, and the name Perida is there Peruda (the yad is replaced by a vav).

בְּנֵי־יַעְלָא בְנֵי־דַרְקוֹן בְּנֵי גִדֵּל׃   7:58

Nehe. 7:58   the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,

בְּנֵי שְׁפַטְיָה בְנֵי־חַטִּיל בְּנֵי פֹּכֶרֶת הַצְּבָיִים בְּנֵי אָמוֹן׃   7:59

Nehe. 7:59   the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, the sons of Amon;

In Ezra 2:57, the name Amon is given as Ami.

כָּל־הַנְּתִינִים וּבְנֵי עַבְדֵי שְׁלֹמֹה שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת תִּשְׁעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:60

Nehe. 7:60   all the Nethinim and the sons of the servants of Solomon, three hundred ninety-two.

וְאֵלֶּה הָעוֹלִים מִתֵּל מֶלַח תֵּל חַרְשָׁא כְּרוּב אַדּוֹן וְאִמֵּר וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לְהַגִּיד בֵּית־אֲבוֹתָם וְזַרְעָם אִם   7:61

 מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל הֵם׃

Nehe. 7:61   And these were coming up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but were not able to declare the house of their fathers and their seed, whether they were from Israel:

בְּנֵי־דְלָיָה בְנֵי־טוֹבִיָּה בְּנֵי נְקוֹדָא שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת וְאַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   7:62

Nehe. 7:62   Of the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred and forty-two.

In Ezra 2:60, the number is six hundred fifty-two.

וּמִן־הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי חֳבַיָּה בְּנֵי הַקּוֹץ בְּנֵי בַרְזִלַּי אֲשֶׁר לָקַח מִבְּנוֹת בַּרְזִלַּי הַגִּלְעָדִי אִשָּׁה וַיִּקָּרֵא   7:63

 עַל־שְׁמָם׃

Nehe. 7:63   And from the priests, of the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai (who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite, and was called by their name),

In Ezra 2:61, it says and from the sons of the priests, .....

אֵלֶּה בִּקְשׁוּ כְתָבָם הַמִּתְיַחְשִׂים וְלֹא נִמְצָא וַיְגֹאֲלוּ מִן־הַכְּהֻנָּה׃   7:64

Nehe. 7:64   who had sought their register of genealogy, but it was not found, so they were excluded from the priesthood,

וַיֹּאמֶר הַתִּרְשָׁתָא לָהֶם אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יֹאכְלוּ מִקֹּדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים עַד עֲמֹד הַכֹּהֵן לְאוּרִים וְתוּמִּים׃   7:65

Nehe. 7:65   and the Tirshatha said to them that they could not eat from the holiest of the holy things until the priest would be standing in Urim and Thummim.

כָּל־הַקָּהָל כְּאֶחָד אַרְבַּע רִבּוֹא אַלְפַּיִם שְׁלֹשׁ־מֵאוֹת וְשִׁשִּׁים׃   7:66

Nehe. 7:66   The congregation all together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

Interesting that the total number for the congregation is the same in both accounts despite the individual discrepancies.

מִלְּבַד עַבְדֵיהֶם וְאַמְהֹתֵיהֶם אֵלֶּה שִׁבְעַת אֲלָפִים שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת שְׁלֹשִׁים וְשִׁבְעָה וְלָהֶם מְשֹׁרֲרִים   7:67

 וּמְשֹׁרֲרוֹת מָאתַיִם וְאַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃

Nehe. 7:67   beside their men-servants and their maid-servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven, and theirs were male singers and female singers two hundred and forty-five.

In Ezra 2:65, the last number is two hundred.

סוּסֵיהֶם שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת שְׁלֹשִׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה פִּרְדֵיהֶם מָאתַיִם אַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   7:68

Nehe. 7:68   Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six, their mules, two hundred forty-five,

גְּמַלֵּיהֶם אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שְׁלֹשִׁים וַחֲמִשָּׁה חֲמֹרִים שֵׁשֶׁת אֲלָפִים שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְעֶשְׂרִים׃   7:69

Nehe. 7:69   Camels were four hundred thirty-five, asses six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

וּמִקְצָת רָאשֵׁי הָאָבוֹת נָתְנוּ לַמְּלָאכָה הַתִּרְשָׁתָא נָתַן לָאוֹצָר זָהָב דַּרְכְּמֹנִים אֶלֶף מִזְרָקוֹת חֲמִשִּׁים   7:70

 כָּתְנוֹת כֹּהֲנִים שְׁלֹשִׁים וַחֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת׃

Nehe. 7:70   And some of the heads of households had given property.  The Tirshatha gave to the treasury a thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, five hundred and thirty priestly tunics.

In Ezra, the Tirshatha was not mentioned.

וּמֵרָאשֵׁי הָאָבוֹת נָתְנוּ לְאוֹצַר הַמְּלָאכָה זָהָב דַּרְכְּמוֹנִים שְׁתֵּי רִבּוֹת וְכֶסֶף מָנִים אַלְפַּיִם וּמָאתָיִם׃   7:71

Nehe. 7:71   And from the heads of households were given to the treasury, of the gold work twenty thousand darics and of silver two thousand and two hundred pounds.

In Ezra 2:69, the numbers are sixty-one thousand darics and five thousand pounds of silver, and there one hundred priestly tunics are also counted.

וַאֲשֶׁר נָתְנוּ שְׁאֵרִית הָעָם זָהָב דַּרְכְּמוֹנִים שְׁתֵּי רִבּוֹא וְכֶסֶף מָנִים אַלְפָּיִם וְכָתְנֹת כֹּהֲנִים שִׁשִּׁים   7:72

 וְשִׁבְעָה׃

Nehe. 7:72   And what the rest of the people gave was of gold, twenty thousand darics and of silver two thousand pounds and of priestly tunics sixty-seven.

The accounting of the rest of the people is omitted in Ezra.

וַיֵּשְׁבוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים וְהַלְוִיִּם וְהַשּׁוֹעֲרִים וְהַמְשֹׁרְרִים וּמִן־הָעָם וְהַנְּתִינִים וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעָרֵיהֶם וַיִּגַּע   7:73

  הַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעָרֵיהֶם׃

Nehe. 7:73   And the priests and the Levites and the porters and the singers and some of the people and the Nethinim and all of Israel dwelled in their cities.  And the seventh month was reached that the children of Israel were in their cities.

 

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