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Ezra 8:17 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

I sent them with commandment; which he might do, partly by virtue of that authority which he had over them by his priesthood; and partly by that authority which he either had received or could easily procure from the king to that purpose.

Iddo the chief; the head of the rest, either by ecclesiastical order or government, which the Persian kings allowed to the Jews; or by some grant or commission from the king.

At the place Casiphia; not a place near the Caspian Lake, as some guess from the likeness of the names; for that was at too great a distance for his present purpose; but some other place not far from Ahava, where he knew that there was a college or considerable company of Levites together.

Consult other comments:

Ezra 8:17 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Ezra 8:17 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 8:17 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ezra 8:17 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Ezra 8:17 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Ezra 8:17 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Ezra 8:17 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 8:17 - Geneva Bible Notes

Ezra 8:17 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ezra 8:17 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Ezra 8:17 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 8:17 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ezra 8:17 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole