Hebrew given, granted, a slave of the temple.
Nethinim pl (plural only)
- (historical, Judaism) servants of the priests and Levites in the menial services about the tabernacle and temple
- Sometimes treated as a singular, with plural Nethinims.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Nethinim in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)