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A List of Those who Returned
1Here is a lista of descendants of the province of Judahb who returned from the captivity, from those who had been exiled. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had taken them to Babylon. They came back to Jerusalem and Judah, each one to his town, 2along with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah,c Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar,d Bigvai, Rehum,e and Baanah. Here is the enumeration of:
The Men of Israel:
4Descendants of Shephatiah: 372
7Descendants of Elam: 1,254
9Descendants of Zaccai: 760
16Descendants of Ater through Hezekiah: 98
23People from Anathoth: 128
26Descendants of exiles from Ramah and Geba: 621
27People from Michmas: 122
29Descendants of exiles from Nebo: 52
30Descendants of exiles from Magbish: 156
31Descendants of exiles from the other Elam: 1,254
32Descendants of exiles from Harim: 320
34Descendants of exiles from Jericho: 345
Descendants of Jedaiah from the household of Jeshua: 973
37Descendants of Immer: 1,052
38Descendants of Pashhur: 1,247
39Descendants of Harim: 1,017
40The Descendants of Levi:
Descendants of Jeshua and Kadmiel; that is, descendants of Hodaviah:cc 74
Descendants of Asaph: 128dd
42The Descendants of the Gatekeepers:
Descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai, totaling: 139ee
Descendants of Ziha, Hasupha, and Tabbaoth.
46Descendants of Hagab, Shalmai, and Hanan.
47Descendants of Giddel, Gahar, and Reaiah.
48Descendants of Rezin, Nekoda, and Gazzam.
49Descendants of Uzza, Paseah, and Besai.
51Descendants of Bakbuk, Hakupha, and Harhur.
52Descendants of Bazluth, Mehida, and Harsha.
53Descendants of Barkos, Sisera, and Temah.
54Descendants of Neziah and Hatipha.
55The Descendants of Solomon’s Servants:
58All of the Temple Servants and descendants of Solomon’s servants numbered 392.
59Here is a list of returnees from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer who could not prove their ancestry and lineage from Israel:
61Descendants of the Priests:
Descendants of Habaiah, Hakkoz,oo and Barzillai, who married one of the daughters of Barzillai from Gilead and took that name.
62These people searched for their ancestral registrations but they couldn’t be located. Accordingly, they were assigned an “unclean” status and couldn’t be priests. 63Governor Zerubbabelpp also ruled that they shouldn’t eat anything holy until a priest arose with Urim and Thummim.qq
64The entire assembly numbered 42,360, 65not including 7,337 male and female servants, along with 200rr singing men and women. 66In addition, they had 736 horses, 245 mules, 67435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
Gifts for the Temple
68When they arrived at the Temple of the LORD in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families contributed toward building the Temple of God on its former site. 69They contributed to the treasury for this work in accordance with their ability: 61,000 golden drachma, 5,000 unitsss of silver, and 100 priestly robes. 70As a result, the priests, descendants of Levi, certain people, the singers, door-keepers, and the Temple Servants were able to settle in their original cities, with the rest of the Israelis in their cities.
a 2:1 Cf. Neh 7:6
b 2:1 The Heb. lacks of Judah
c 2:2 MT of Neh 7:7 lacks Seraiah, Reelaiah
d 2:2 Cf. Neh 7:7 Mispereth
e 2:2 Cf. Neh 7:7 Nehum
f 2:3 Lit. Sons of; and so throughout the chapter
g 2:5 Cf. Neh 7:10 652
h 2:6 Cf. Neh 7:11 2,818
i 2:8 Cf. Neh 7:13 845
j 2:10 Cf. Neh 7:13 Binnui
k 2:10 Cf. Neh 7:13 648
l 2:11 Cf. Neh 7:16 628
m 2:12 Cf. Neh 7:17 2,322
n 2:13 Cf. Neh 7:18 667
o 2:14 Cf. Neh 7:19 2,067
p 2:15 Cf. Neh 7:20 655
q 2:17 Cf. Neh 7:22 328
r 2:18 Cf. Neh 7:24 Hariph
s 2:19 Cf. Neh 7:22 328
t 2:20 Cf. Neh 7:25 Gibeon
u 2:21 The Heb. lacks exiles from; and so through v. 35
v 2:22 Lit. Men of; and so in vv. 23, 27, and 28
w 2:22 Cf. Neh 7:26, where the combined total is 188
x 2:24 Cf. Neh 7:28 Beth-azmaveth
y 2:25 Cf. Neh 7:29 Kiriath-jearim
z 2:28 Cf. Neh 7:32 123
aa 2:33 Cf. Neh 7:37 721
bb 2:35 Cf. Neh 7:38 3,930
cc 2:40 Cf. Neh 7:43 Hodevah
dd 2:41 Cf. Neh 7:44 148
ee 2:42 Cf. Neh 7:45 138
ff 2:43 Heb. Nethinim; i.e. a division of special assistants to the descendants of Levi, originally appointed by King David; and so throughout the book; cf. Ezra 2:58; 2:70; 7:7,24; 8:17,20.
gg 2:44 Cf. Neh 7:47 Sia
hh 2:45 Cf. Neh 7:48 Shalmai
ii 2:50 Cf. Neh 7:52 Besai
jj 2:55 Cf. Neh 7:57 Sophereth
kk 2:55 Cf. Neh 7:57 Perida
ll 2:56 Cf. Neh 7:58 Jaala
mm 2:57 Cf. Neh 7:59 Ammon
nn 2:60 Cf. Neh 7:62 642
oo 2:61 Cf. Neh 7:63 Koz
pp 2:63 The Heb. lacks Zerubbabel
qq 2:63 i.e. a high priest to whom God would reveal his will through the jewel-encrusted breastplate that he wore; cf. Exod 28:30, Neh 7:65
rr 2:65 Cf. Neh 7:66 245
ss 2:69 Lit. mina