The List of Those Who Returned from Exile 2 1Many of the exiles left the province of Babylon and returned to Jerusalem and Judah, all to their own hometowns. Their families had been living in exile in Babylonia ever since King Nebuchadnezzar had taken them there as prisoners. 2Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Joshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the list of the clans of Israel, with the number of those from each clan who returned from exile: 345678910111213141516171819203-20Parosh - 2,172 Shephatiah - 372 Arah - 775 Pahath Moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) - 2,812 Elam - 1,254 Zattu - 945 Zaccai - 760 Bani - 642 Bebai - 623 Azgad - 1,222 Adonikam - 666 Bigvai - 2,056 Adin - 454 Ater (also called Hezekiah) - 98 Bezai - 323 Jorah - 112 Hashum - 223 Gibbar - 95 21222324252627282930313233343521-35 People whose ancestors had lived in the following towns also returned: Bethlehem - 123 Netophah - 56 Anathoth - 128 Azmaveth - 42 Kiriath Jearim, Chephirah, and Beeroth - 743 Ramah and Geba - 621 Michmash - 122 Bethel and Ai - 223 Nebo - 52 Magbish - 156 The other Elam - 1,254 Harim - 320 Lod, Hadid, and Ono - 725 Jericho - 345 Senaah - 3,630 3637383936-39This is the list of the priestly clans that returned from exile: Jedaiah (descendants of Jeshua) - 973 Immer - 1,052 Pashhur - 1,247 Harim - 1,017 40414240-42Clans of Levites who returned from exile: Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) - 74 Temple musicians (descendants of Asaph) - 128 Temple guards (descendants of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai) - 139 43444546474849505152535443-54Clans of Temple workers who returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth, Keros, Siaha, Padon, Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub, Hagab, Shamlai, Hanan, Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah, Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam, Uzza, Paseah, Besai, Asnah, Meunim, Nephisim, Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur, Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha, Barkos, Sisera, Temah, Neziah, and Hatipha 55565755-57Clans of Solomon's servants who returned from exile: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda, Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel, Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth Hazzebaim, and Ami 58The total number of descendants of the Temple workers and of Solomon's servants who returned from exile was 392. 596059-60There were 652 belonging to the clans of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda who returned from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not prove that they were descendants of Israelites. 616261-62The following priestly clans could find no record to prove their ancestry: Habaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai. (The ancestor of the priestly clan of Barzillai had married a woman from the clan of Barzillai of Gilead and had taken the name of his father-in-law's clan.) Since they were unable to prove who their ancestors were, they were not accepted as priests. 63 The Jewish governor told them that they could not eat the food offered to God until there was a priest who could use the Urim and Thummim.[B] 6465666764-67Total number of exiles who returned - 42,360 Their male and female servants - 7,337 Male and female musicians - 200 Horses - 736 Mules - 245 Camels - 435 Donkeys - 6,720 68When the exiles arrived at the LORD's Temple in Jerusalem, some of the leaders of the clans gave freewill offerings to help rebuild the Temple on its old site. 69They gave as much as they could for this work, and the total came to 1,030 pounds of gold, 5,740 pounds of silver, and 100 robes for priests. 70 The priests, the Levites, and some of the people settled in or near Jerusalem;[C] the musicians, the Temple guards, and the Temple workers settled in nearby towns; and the rest of the Israelites settled in the towns where their ancestors had lived.
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