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And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

8:13 unto Ezra the scribe. Note also Nehemiah 8:4,7. Jewish tradition indicates that Ezra gathered together a body of learned men, called the Great Synagogue. They not only taught the people God’s Word but also gathered all the available copies of the Scriptures for comparison and correction of any errors that might have occurred in copying, finally settling on what they believed must have been the original text.

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