Netophah

Netophah (Ni-toh´fuh)

A Judean hill village near Bethlehem (1Chr 2:54; Ezra 2:21-22; Neh 7:26). It was the home of two of David’s warriors, Maharai and Heleb (2Sam 23:28-29; 1Chr 11:30). It was also the home of Gedaliah’s supporter Seraiah, after Jerusalem’s fall to Babylon (586 BCE). Various levitical and other returnees from exile in Babylon counted it their home (Ezra 2:22; Neh 7:26; 1Chr 9:16).

1Chr 2:54

54The sons of Salma: Bethlehem, the Netophathites, Atroth-beth-joab, and half of the Manahathites, the Zorites.

Ezra 2:21-22

21Of Bethlehem, one hundred twenty-three.22The people of Netophah, fifty-six.

Neh 7:26

26The people of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred eighty-eight.

2Sam 23:28-29

28Zalmon the Ahohite; Maharai of Netophah;29Heleb son of Baanah of Netophah; Ittai son of Ribai of Gibeah of the Benjaminites;

1Chr 11:30

30Maharai of Netophah, Heled son of Baanah of Netophah,

Ezra 2:22

22The people of Netophah, fifty-six.

Neh 7:26

26The people of Bethlehem and Netophah, one hundred eighty-eight.

1Chr 9:16

16and Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

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