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Smith's Bible Dictionary



(1.) A priest who had charge of the third division in the house of God (1 Chronicles 24:8). (B.C. 1014)

(2.) Bene‐Harim, probably descendants of the above, to the number of 1,017, came from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:39; Nehemiah 7:42). (B.C. 536)

(3.) It further occurs in a list of the families of priests "who went up with Zerubbabel and Jeshua," and of those who were their descendants in the next generation (Nehemiah 12:16).

(4.) Another family of Bene‐Harim, 320 in number, came from the captivity in the same caravan (Ezra 2:82; Nehemiah 7:35). (B.C. 536) They also appear among those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:31) as well as those who sealed the covenant‐ (Nehemiah 10:27). (B.C. 410)

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