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A List of People Who Returned to Judah
1Nebuchadnezzar had taken many Jews away from the land of Judah. He had forced them to go to Babylonia as prisoners. Now they returned to Jerusalem and Judah. All of them went back to their own towns. Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylonia. 2The leaders of the Jews included Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah and Reelaiah. They also included Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum and Baanah. Here is a list of the men of Israel who returned home.
3There were 2,172 from the family line of Parosh.
4There were 372 from Shephatiah.
5There were 775 from Arah.
6There were 2,812 from Pahath-Moab through the family line of Jeshua and Joab.
7There were 1,254 from Elam.
8There were 945 from Zattu.
9There were 760 from Zaccai.
10There were 642 from Bani.
11There were 623 from Bebai.
12There were 1,222 from Azgad.
13There were 666 from Adonikam.
14There were 2,056 from Bigvai.
15There were 454 from Adin.
16There were 98 from Ater through the family line of Hezekiah.
17There were 323 from Bezai.
18There were 112 from Jorah.
19There were 223 from Hashum.
20There were 95 from Gibbar.
21There were 123 from the men of Bethlehem.
22There were 56 from Netophah.
23There were 128 from Anathoth.
24There were 42 from Azmaveth.
25There were 743 from Kiriath Jearim, Kephirah and Beeroth.
26There were 621 from Ramah and Geba.
27There were 122 from Micmash.
28There were 223 from Bethel and Ai.
29There were 52 from Nebo.
30There were 156 from Magbish.
31There were 1,254 from the other Elam.
32There were 320 from Harim.
33There were 725 from Lod, Hadid and Ono.
34There were 345 from Jericho.
35There were 3,630 from Senaah.
36Here is a list of the priests. There were 973 from the family line of Jedaiah through the line of Jeshua.
37There were 1,052 from Immer.
38There were 1,247 from Pashhur.
39There were 1,017 from Harim.
40Here is a list of the Levites. There were 74 from the family lines of Jeshua and Kadmiel through the line of Hodaviah.
41Here is a list of the singers. There were 128 from the family line of Asaph.
42Here is a list of the men who guarded the temple gates. There were 139 from the family lines of 'ZZ'Shallum, Ater, Talmon, 'ZZ'Akkub, Hatita and Shobai.
43Here is a list of the members of the family lines of the temple servants.
Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
44Keros, Siaha, Padon,
45Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
46Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,
47Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
48Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
49Uzza, Paseah, Besai,
50Asnah, Meunim, Nephussim,
51Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
52Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
53Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
54Neziah, Hatipha
55Here is a list of the members of the family lines of the servants of Solomon.
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
56Jaala, Darkon, Giddel,
57Shephatiah, Hattil, 'ZZ'Pokereth-Hazzebaim, Ami
58The total number of the members of the family lines of the temple servants and the servants of Solomon was 392.
59Many people came up to Judah from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer. But they weren't able to prove that their families belonged to the people of Israel.
60There were 652 of them from the family lines of 'ZZ'Delaiah, Tobiah and Nekoda.
61Here is a list of the members of the family lines of the priests.
They were Hobaiah, Hakkoz and Barzillai. Barzillai had married a daughter of Barzillai from Gilead. So he was also called Barzillai.
62The priests looked for their family records. But they couldn't find them. So they weren't able to serve as priests. They weren't "clean."
63The governor gave them an order. He told them not to eat any of the most sacred food. They had to wait until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim to find out what the Lord wanted them to do.
64The total number of the entire group that returned was 42,360. 65That didn't include their 7,337 male and female slaves. There were also 200 male and female singers. 66And there were 736 horses, 245 mules, 67435 camels and 6,720 donkeys.
68All of the people arrived at the Lord's temple in Jerusalem. Then some of the leaders of the families brought offerings they chose to give. They would be used for rebuilding the house of God. It would stand in the same place it had been before. 69The people gave money for the work. It was based on how much they had. They gave 1,100 pounds of gold. They also gave three tons of silver. And they gave 100 sets of clothes for the priests. All of that was added to the temple treasure.
70The priests and Levites settled in their own towns. So did the singers, the men who guarded the gates, and the temple servants. The rest of the people of Israel also settled in their own towns.