The Exiles Who Returned
1These #Neh 7:6-73 now are the people of the province who came from those captive exiles King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon # Nebuchadnezzar reigned 605–562 b.c. had deported to Babylon. #2Ch 36:17-20 They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own town. 2They came with Zerubbabel, #1Ch 3:19Ezr 3:2Hg 1:1Zch 4:6 Jeshua, #Hg 1:1Zch 3:1-10 Nehemiah, Seraiah, #Neh 12:1 Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
The number of the Israelite men included: # Lit the men of the people of Israel
3Parosh’s descendants#Ezr 8:3|NoBook| 10:25Neh 3:25 2,172
4Shephatiah’s descendants 372
5Arah’s descendants 775
6Pahath-moab’s descendants:
Jeshua’s and Joab’s descendants 2,812
7Elam’s descendants 1,254
8Zattu’s descendants 945
9Zaccai’s descendants 760
10Bani’s descendants 642
11Bebai’s descendants 623
12Azgad’s descendants 1,222
13Adonikam’s descendants#Ezr 8:13 666
14Bigvai’s descendants 2,056
15Adin’s descendants 454
16Ater’s descendants: of Hezekiah 98
17Bezai’s descendants 323
18Jorah’s descendants 112
19Hashum’s descendants 223
20Gibbar’s descendants 95
21Bethlehem’s#Mc 5:2Mt 2:1people 123
22Netophah’s men 56
23Anathoth’s men 128
24Azmaveth’s people 42
25Kiriatharim’s, Chephirah’s, and Beeroth’s people 743
26Ramah’s#Jr 31:15Mt 2:18and Geba’s people 621
27Michmas’s men 122
28Bethel’s and Ai’s#Gn 12:8Jos 7:2|NoBook| 8:9men 223
29Nebo’s people 52
30Magbish’s people 156
31the other Elam’s people 1,254
32Harim’s people 320
33Lod’s, Hadid’s, and Ono’s people 725
34Jericho’s#Jos 4:19|NoBook| 5:136:1-25people 345
35Senaah’s people 3,630
36The priests included:
Jedaiah’s descendants of the house of Jeshua 973
37Immer’s descendants 1,052
38Pashhur’s descendants 1,247
39and Harim’s descendants 1,017
40The Levites included:
Jeshua’s and Kadmiel’s descendants
from Hodaviah’s descendants 74
41The singers included:
Asaph’s#1Ch 25:12Ch 5:12|NoBook| 35:15descendants 128
42The gatekeepers’ #1Ch 9:17-32Neh 12:25-26 descendants included:
Shallum’s descendants, Ater’s descendants,
Talmon’s descendants, Akkub’s descendants,
Hatita’s descendants, Shobai’s descendants, in all 139
43The temple servants #Ezr 8:20 included:
Ziha’s descendants, Hasupha’s descendants,
Tabbaoth’s descendants, 44Keros’s descendants,
Siaha’s descendants, Padon’s descendants,
45Lebanah’s descendants, Hagabah’s descendants,
Akkub’s descendants, 46Hagab’s descendants,
Shalmai’s # Alt Hb tradition reads Shamlai’s descendants, Hanan’s descendants,
47Giddel’s descendants, Gahar’s descendants,
Reaiah’s descendants, 48Rezin’s descendants,
Nekoda’s descendants, Gazzam’s descendants,
49Uzza’s descendants, Paseah’s descendants,
Besai’s descendants, 50Asnah’s descendants,
Meunim’s # Alt Hb tradition reads Meinim’s descendants, Nephusim’s # Alt Hb tradition reads Nephisim’s descendants,
51Bakbuk’s descendants, Hakupha’s descendants,
Harhur’s descendants, 52Bazluth’s descendants,
Mehida’s descendants, Harsha’s descendants,
53Barkos’s descendants, Sisera’s descendants,
Temah’s descendants, 54Neziah’s descendants,
and Hatipha’s descendants.
55The descendants of Solomon’s servants #Neh 11:3 included:
Sotai’s descendants, Hassophereth’s descendants,
Peruda’s descendants,56Jaalah’s descendants,
Darkon’s descendants, Giddel’s descendants,
57Shephatiah’s descendants, Hattil’s descendants,
Pochereth-hazzebaim’s descendants, and Ami’s descendants.
58All the temple servants
and the descendants of Solomon’s servants 392.
59The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer but were unable to prove that their families and ancestry were Israelite:
60Delaiah’s descendants,
Tobiah’s descendants,
Nekoda’s descendants 652
61and from the descendants of the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, the descendants of Barzillai — who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name. 62These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood. 63The governor #Ezr 6:7Neh 5:14Hg 1:1 ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim. #Ex 28:30Lv 8:8Nm 27:21Neh 7:65
64The whole combined assembly numbered 42,360
65not including their 7,337 male and female slaves,
and their 200 male and female singers.#2Ch 35:25
66They had 736 horses, 245 mules,
67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
Gifts for the Work
68After they arrived at the Lord’s house in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders gave freewill offerings #Nm 15:3Ezr 1:4 for the house of God in order to have it rebuilt on its original site. 69Based on what they could give, they gave 61,000 gold coins, # Or drachmas, or darics 6,250 pounds # Lit 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priestly garments to the treasury #Ezr 8:33-34 for the project. 70The priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, temple servants, and some of the people settled in their towns, and the rest of Israel settled in their towns. #1Ch 9:2Neh 11:3
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