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servants of the priests and Levites in the menial services about the tabernacle and temple
Origin: [Heb., pl. of nthn given, granted, a slave of the temple, fr. nthan to give.]
Nethinim was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua to the Gibeonites who converted during the time of Joshua, later in the Book of Ezra they include the Avdei Shlomo the descendants of the remnant of the Canaanite people in the land.
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