From the security guards: Akkub, Talmon, and their associates who kept watch over the gates: 172 men.
The rest of the Israelites, priests, and Levites were in all the towns of Judah, each on his own family property.
The Temple staff lived on the hill Ophel. Ziha and Gishpa were responsible for them.
The chief officer over the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica. Uzzi was one of Asaph's descendants, singers who led worship in The Temple of God.
The singers got their orders from the king, who drew up their daily schedule.
Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, a descendant of Zerah son of Judah, represented the people's concerns at the royal court.
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