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Mentioned (with Azetas) as leader of a clan that returned among the exiles with Zerubbabel (1 Esdras 5:15). The names do not appear in the parallel lists of Ezra and Nehemiah.
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KILAN (PERSON) [Gk Kilan (Κιλαν)]. Progenitor of a family which returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (1 Esdr 5:15). Although 1 Esdras is often assumed to have been compiled from Ezra and Nehemiah, this family does not appear in their lists of returning exiles (see Ezra 2:16; Neh 7:21). Differences such
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