Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived. 2 Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile:
The family of Parosh
The family of Shephatiah
The family of Arah
The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab)
The family of Elam
The family of Zattu
The family of Zaccai
The family of Bani
The family of Bebai
The family of Azgad
The family of Adonikam
The family of Bigvai
The family of Adin
The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah)
The family of Bezai
The family of Jorah
The family of Hashum
The family of Gibbar
The people of Bethlehem
The people of Netophah
The people of Anathoth
The people of Beth-azmaveth*
The people of Kiriath-jearim,* Kephirah, and Beeroth
The people of Ramah and Geba
The people of Micmash
The people of Bethel and Ai
The citizens of Nebo
The citizens of Magbish
The citizens of West Elam*
The citizens of Harim
The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono
The citizens of Jericho
The citizens of Senaah
The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua)
The family of Immer
The family of Pashhur
The family of Harim
The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah)
The singers of the family of Asaph
The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai
Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
46 Hagab, Shalmai,* Hanan,
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
59 Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel. 60 This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda—a total of 652 people.
61 Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.) 62 They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests. 63 The governor told them not to eat the priests’ share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the Lord about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.
68 When they arrived at the Temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God’s Temple on its original site, 69 and each leader gave as much as he could. The total of their gifts came to 61,000 gold coins,* 6,250 pounds* of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.
70 So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled in villages near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.
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