Temple servants

Temple servants (Heb. Nethinim)

A class of Temple servitors known from the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. (Ezra 8:20) says that they had been set apart by David “to attend the Levites.” Scholars are divided as to whether they were actually slaves, property of the Temple, or simply servitors like the Levites (1Chr 9:1-2).

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.

1Chr 9:1-2

1So all Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their ... View more

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