\\ˌnetēˈnēm\ noun plural
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Hebrew nĕthīnīm, literally, those given
: servants performing the lowest menial services about an ancient Jewish tabernacle and temple

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Nethinim /nethˈi-nim/
plural noun
The old Jewish temple servants
ORIGIN: Heb nethīnīm

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  • Nethinim — (or Netinim, or Nathinites or Nathineans) (Hebrew: הַנְּתִינִים, Modern {{{2}}} Tiberian {{{3}}}, the given ones ) was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua… …   Wikipedia

  • Nethinim — Neth i*nim, n. pl. [Heb., pl. of n[=a]th[=i]n given, granted, a slave of the temple, fr. n[=a]than to give.] (jewish Antiq.) Servants of the priests and Levites in the menial services about the tabernacle and temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nethĭnim — (hebr.), in den nach exilischen Büchern die den Leviten beigegebenen Tempeldiener, denen die niedrigsten Verrichtungen oblagen. Sie stammten von den Gibeoniten, welche Josua zu Holzhauern u. Wasserschöpfern bei der Stiftshütte gemacht hatte. Nach …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nethinim —    The name given to the hereditary temple servants in all the post Exilian books of Scripture. The word means given, i.e., those set apart , viz., to the menial work of the sanctuary for the Levites. The name occurs seventeen times, and in each… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • nethinim — Employees in the second Temple; Jewish tradition regarded them as the descendants of the Gibeonites who saved themselves from death at the hands of the invading Israelites by means of a ruse; they were punished by Joshua to be ‘hewers of wood and …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Nethinim — Les Nethinims descendaient, selon la tradition biblique, des Gabaonites (Josué 9 27). Ils furent épargnés par les Hébreux et donnés par David aux Lévites (Esdras 8:20) afin de devenir les serviteurs héréditaires du Temple de Jérusalem. Portail de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nethinim — ne·thi·nim …   English syllables

  • GIBEONITES AND NETHINIM — (Heb. גִּבְעֹנִים, נְתִינִים). The Gibeonites, residents of four important cities in the vicinity of Jerusalem, feared that they might share the fate of Jericho and Ai, which were destroyed by the Israelites, and tricked joshua into a treaty that …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • TEMPLE — The article is arranged according to the following outline: first temple history structure the ground plan of the temple the detailed plan of the temple general description the porch THE MAIN ROOM (HEKHAL) OR HOLY PLACE …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SISERA — (Heb. סִיסְרָא), the leader of the coalition opposing Israel by the waters of Megiddo in the days of deborah (Judg. 4–5). Sisera is the object of extreme scorn in the poetic sequel, the archaic Song of deborah , which celebrates Israel s victory …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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