Solomon’s servants

Solomon’s servants

Foreign slaves used for menial tasks in Solomon’s Temple (Ezra 2:55; Ezra 2:58; Neh 7:57; Neh 7:60; Neh 11:3). They were similar in function to the Nethinim (Ezra 8:20), who helped the Levites after the exile (586 BCE).

Ezra 2:55

55The descendants of Solomon's servants: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,

Ezra 2:58

58All the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants were three hundred ninety-two.

Neh 7:57

57The descendants of Solomon's servants: of Sotai, of Sophereth, of Perida,

Neh 7:60

60All the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants were three hundred ninety-two.

Neh 11:3

3These are the leaders of the province who lived in Jerusalem; but in the towns of Judah all lived on their property in their towns: Israel, the priests, the Le ... View more

Ezra 8:20

20besides two hundred twenty of the temple servants, whom David and his officials had set apart to attend the Levites. These were all mentioned by name.

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