The Exiles Return
1 # For ver. 1-70, see Neh. 7:6-73 Now these were the people of the province who came up out of the captivity of those exiles #2 Kgs. 24:14-16; 25:11; 2 Chr. 36:20whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried captive to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, #Esth. 2:5, 6Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
The number of the men of the people of Israel: 3#ch. 8:3; 10:25the sons of Parosh, 2,172. 4The sons of Shephatiah, 372. 5The sons of Arah, 775. 6The sons of Pahath-moab, namely the sons of Jeshua and Joab, 2,812. 7The sons of Elam, 1,254. 8The sons of Zattu, 945. 9The sons of Zaccai, 760. 10The sons of Bani, 642. 11The sons of Bebai, 623. 12The sons of Azgad, 1,222. 13The sons of Adonikam, 666. 14The sons of Bigvai, 2,056. 15The sons of Adin, 454. 16The sons of Ater, namely of Hezekiah, 98. 17The sons of Bezai, 323. 18The sons of Jorah, 112. 19The sons of Hashum, 223. 20The sons of Gibbar, 95. 21The sons of Bethlehem, 123. 22The men of Netophah, 56. 23The men of Anathoth, 128. 24The sons of Azmaveth, 42. 25The sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, 743. 26The sons of Ramah and Geba, 621. 27The men of Michmas, 122. 28The men of Bethel and Ai, 223. 29The sons of Nebo, 52. 30The sons of Magbish, 156. 31The sons of #[ver. 7]the other Elam, 1,254. 32The sons of Harim, 320. 33The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, 725. 34The sons of Jericho, 345. 35The sons of Senaah, 3,630.
36The priests: the #For ver. 36-39, see 1 Chr. 24:7-18sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, 973. 37The sons of Immer, 1,052. 38The #1 Chr. 9:12sons of Pashhur, 1,247. 39The sons of Harim, 1,017.
40The Levites: the sons of #[Neh. 10:9]Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah, 74. 41The singers: the sons of #See 1 Chr. 6:39Asaph, 128. 42The sons of the #1 Chr. 9:17, 18gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, and the sons of Shobai, in all 139.
1 Chr. 9:2; Neh. 11:3 The temple servants: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth, 44the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon, 45the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub, 46the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shamlai, the sons of Hanan, 47the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah, 48the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam, 49the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai, 50the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephisim, 51the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur, 52the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha, 53the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah, 54the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha.
Neh. 11:3; [1 Kgs. 9:21] The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda, 56the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel, 57the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth-hazzebaim, and the sons of Ami.
58All the temple servants and the sons of Solomon’s servants were 392.
59The following were those who came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, #[1 Chr. 9:1]though they could not prove their fathers’ houses or their descent, whether they belonged to Israel: 60the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, and the sons of Nekoda, 652. 61Also, of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, and the sons of #2 Sam. 17:27Barzillai (who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name). 62These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but they were not found there, and #[Num. 3:10]so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean. 63The #Neh. 8:9 governor told them that they were not #Lev. 22:2, 10, 15, 16 to partake of the most holy food, until there should be a priest to consult #See Ex. 28:30Urim and Thummim.
Neh. 7:66, 67 The whole assembly together was 42,360, 65besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337, and they had 200 male and female #See 2 Chr. 35:25singers. 66Their horses were 736, their mules were 245, 67their camels were 435, and their donkeys were 6,720.
Some of the heads of families, when they came to the house of the Lord that is in Jerusalem, made freewill offerings for the house of God, to erect it on its site. 69According to their ability they gave to #[1 Chr. 26:20]the treasury of the work 61,000 darics#2:69 A daric was a coin weighing about 1/4 ounce or 8.5 grams of gold, 5,000 minas#2:69 A mina was about 1 1/4 pounds or 0.6 kilogram of silver, and 100 priests’ garments.
Now the priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their towns, and all the rest of Israel#2:70 Hebrew all Israel in their towns.