The Meaning of Nehemiah 12:41 Explained

Nehemiah 12:41

KJV: And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

YLT: and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah, with trumpets,

Darby: and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah, with trumpets;

ASV: and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

What does Nehemiah 12:41 Mean?

Chapter Summary: Nehemiah 12

1  The priests and the Levites which came up with Zerubbabel
10  The succession of high priests
22  Certain chief Levites
27  The solemnity of the dedication of the walls
44  The offices of priests and Levites appointed in the temple

What do the individual words in Nehemiah 12:41 mean?

And the priests Eliakim Maaseiah Minjamin Micaiah Elioenai Zechariah [and] Hananiah with trumpets
וְהַכֹּהֲנִ֡ים אֶלְיָקִ֡ים מַעֲשֵׂיָ֡ה מִ֠נְיָמִין מִיכָיָ֧ה אֶלְיוֹעֵינַ֛י זְכַרְיָ֥ה חֲנַנְיָ֖ה בַּחֲצֹצְרֽוֹת

וְהַכֹּהֲנִ֡ים  And  the  priests 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: כֹּהֵן  
Sense: priest, principal officer or chief ruler.
אֶלְיָקִ֡ים  Eliakim 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: אֶלְיָקִים  
Sense: the son of Hilkiah, master of Hezekiah’s household.
מַעֲשֵׂיָ֡ה  Maaseiah 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: מַעֲשֵׂיָה 
Sense: a descendant of Jeshua who had taken a foreign wife in the time of Ezra.
מִ֠נְיָמִין  Minjamin 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: מִנְיָמִין  
Sense: a Levite in the time of Hezekiah.
מִיכָיָ֧ה  Micaiah 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: מִיכָיָה  
Sense: the 6th in order of the minor prophets; a native of Moresheth, he prophesied during the reigns of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah, and was contemporary with the prophets Hosea, Amos, and Isaiah.
אֶלְיוֹעֵינַ֛י  Elioenai 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: אֶלְיְהֹועֵינַי 
Sense: a Korahite temple doorkeeper, son of Meshelemiah.
זְכַרְיָ֥ה  Zechariah 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: זְכַרְיָה 
Sense: th in order of the minor prophets; a priest, son of Berechiah and grandson of Iddo, who, along with Haggai, directed the rebuilding of the temple in the days of Zerubbabel.
חֲנַנְיָ֖ה  [and]  Hananiah 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: חֲנַנְיָה 
Sense: the godly friend of Daniel whom Nebuchadnezzar renamed Shadrach; one of the three friends who with Daniel refused to make themselves unclean by eating food from the king’s table which went against the dietary laws which God had given the Jews; also one of the three who were thrown into the fiery furnace for refusing to bow down to a graven image of Nebuchadnezzar and who were saved by the angel of the Lord.
בַּחֲצֹצְרֽוֹת  with  trumpets 
Parse: Preposition-b, Article, Noun, feminine plural
Root: חֲצֹצְרָה  
Sense: trumpet, clarion.

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