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chief of the province that dwelt in Jerusalem: but in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the Nethinims, and the children of Solomon's servants.
New Defender's Study Bible Notes
11:3 dwelt in Jerusalem. The list of names in Nehemiah 11:3-19 corresponds in general to the list of returnees in I Chronicles 9:2-17. Probably these were the organized groups and their leaders when Nehemiah arrived at Jerusalem.