Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezra the scribe stood at a wooden podium which they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand; and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam on his left hand.
He read from it before the square which was in front of
the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of men and women, those who could understand; and all the people were attentive to the book of the law.