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The number that returned from captivity

2:1 NOW these are the sons of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been exiled, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had exiled to Babylon, and came again to Jerusalem and Judah, every one to his city;
2:2 Who came with Zerubbabel: Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mizpar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. [This is] number of the men of the people of Israel:
2:3 The sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy two.
2:4 The sons of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy two.
2:5 The sons of Arah, seven hundred seventy five.
2:6 The sons of Pahasmoab, of the sons of Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve.
2:7 The sons of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty four.
2:8 The sons of Zattu, nine hundred forty five.
2:9 The sons of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty.
2:10 The sons of Bani (or Binnui), six hundred forty two.
2:11 The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty three.
2:12 The sons of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty two.
2:13 The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty six.
2:14 The sons of Bigvai, two thousand fifty six.
2:15 The sons of Adin, four hundred fifty four.
2:16 The sons of Ater of Hezekiahחִזְקִיָּהוּ‎
(/ˌhɛzɪˈkaɪ.ə/; romanized: Ḥīzqīyyahū), or Ezekias[c] (born c. 741 BCE, sole ruler c. 716/15–687/86 or 697–642), was the son of Ahaz and the 13th king of Judah
, ninety and eight.
2:17 The sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty three.
2:18 The sons of Jorah, one hundred and twelve.
2:19 The sons of Hashum, two hundred twenty three.
2:20 The sons of Gibeon, ninety and five.
2:21 The sons of Bethlehemבֵּית לֶחֶם
Bēṯ Leḥem) (/ˈbɛθlɪhɛm/;Bayt Laḥm; Arabic: بيت لحمHouse of Meat (Arabic); House of Bread (Hebrew, Aramaic)
, one hundred twenty three.
2:22 The men of Netophah, fifty six.
2:23 The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty eight.
2:24 The sons of Azmaveth, forty two.
2:25 The sons of Kirjatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty three.
2:26 The sons of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty one.
2:27 The men of Michmas, one hundred twenty two.
2:28 The men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred twenty three.
2:29 The sons of Nebo, fifty two.
2:30 The sons of Magbish, one hundred fifty six.
2:31 The sons of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty four.
2:32 The sons of Harim, three hundred twenty.
2:33 The sons of Lod, Hadid (or Harid), and Ono, seven hundred twenty five.
2:34 The sons of Jericho, three hundred forty five.
2:35 The sons of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.
2:36 The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
, nine hundred seventy three.
2:37 The sons of Immer, a thousand fifty two.
2:38 The sons of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty seven.
2:39 The sons of Harim, a thousand seventeen.
2:40 The Levites לְוִיִּם
/ˈliːvaɪt/ LEE-vyte;romanized: Lǝvīyyīm) or Levi are Jewish males who claim patrilineal descent from the Tribe of Levi. The Tribe of Levi descended from Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah. The surname Halevi, which consists of the Hebrew definite article “ה” Ha- (‘the’) plus Levi (‘Levite’) is not conclusive regarding being a Levite; a titular use of HaLevi indicates being a Levite. The daughter of a Levite is a Bat Levi (Bat being Hebrew for ‘daughter’) For more info click here
: the sons of Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
and Kadmiel, of the sons of Hodaviah (or called Judah also called Hodevah) , seventy four.
2:41 The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred twenty eight.
2:42 The sons of the gate-keepers: the sons of Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, in all one hundred thirty nine.
2:43 The Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
2:44 The sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha (or Sia), the sons of Padon,
2:45 The sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,
2:46 The sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai ( or Shamlai), the sons of Hanan,
2:47 The sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,
2:48 The sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,
2:49 The sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,
2:50 The sons of Asnah, the sons of Mehunim, the sons of Nephusim (or Nephishesim),
2:51 The sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
2:52 The sons of Bazluth (or Bazlith), the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
2:53 The sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Thamah,
2:54 The sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
2:55 The sons of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
‘s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Peruda (or Perida),
2:56 The sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
2:57 The sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth of Zebaim, the sons of Ami (or Amon).
2:58 All the Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
, and the sons of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
‘s servants, were three hundred ninety and two.
2:59 And these were they which went up from Telmelah, Telharsa, Cherub, Addan (or Addon), and Immer: but they were unable to declare their father’s house, and their pedigree , whether they were of Israel:
2:60 The sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred fifty two.
2:61 And of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Koz, the sons of Barzillai; which took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called after their name:

The priests without pedigree


2:62 These looked for their register among those that were counted by genealogy, but they weren’t found. So
they were polluted, put from the priesthood.
2:63 And the governor said to them, that they shouldn’t eat of the most holy things, until
a priest stood up with Urim and Thummim.
2:64 The whole congregation together was forty two thousand three hundred and sixty,
2:65 Beside their male slaves and their slavegirls; these were seven thousand three hundred thirty seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men and singing women.
2:66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty six; their mules, two hundred forty five;
2:67 Their camels, four hundred thirty five; their asses, six thousand seven hundred twenty.

The oblations

2:68 And some of the chief of the fathers, when they came to the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
which is at Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
to set it up in its place:
2:69 They gave according their ability to the treasury of the ministry sixty one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests’ garments.

2:70 So the priests, and the Levitesלְוִיִּם
/ˈliːvaɪt/ LEE-vyte;romanized: Lǝvīyyīm) or Levi are Jewish males who claim patrilineal descent from the Tribe of Levi. The Tribe of Levi descended from Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah. The surname Halevi, which consists of the Hebrew definite article “ה” Ha- (‘the’) plus Levi (‘Levite’) is not conclusive regarding being a Levite; a titular use of HaLevi indicates being a Levite. The daughter of a Levite is a Bat Levi (Bat being Hebrew for ‘daughter’) For more info click here
, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
, lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.

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