From the Levites:
Shabbethai and Jozabad, two of the leaders of the Levites who were in charge of the outside work of The Temple of God;
Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.
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