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Nehemiah 7:4

Now the city was large and great: but the people in it were few, and the houses were not rebuilt.
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Bede

AD 735
Typologically, these details correspond to that time when, as a result of God’s word being spread far and wide by the apostles, the whole world received the new seed of the faith and when churches had not yet been built but the peoples, as yet uninstructed, had merely begun to hear and receive the sacraments of the word. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Not built, sufficient for so great a multitude. (Calmet) They lodged under tents, or in huts. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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