From the Levites: Shemaiah son of Hasshub, son of Azrikam, son of Hashabiah, son of Bunni;
Shabbethai and Jozabad, who were in charge of the work outside the Temple of God;
Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, a descendant of Asaph, who opened the thanksgiving services with prayer; Bakbukiah, who was Mattaniah's assistant; and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
In all, there were 284 Levites in the holy city.
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