And in Jerusalem dwelt of the children of Judah, and of the
children of Benjamin
Of which tribes were the largest number that went into, and returned out of, captivity:
and of the children of Ephraim and Manasseh;
such of those tribes who had joined the others when Jeroboam introduced his idolatry, or had fled to them when Samaria was besieged and taken by Shalmaneser, and so went into captivity with Judah, and now returned; and as many of them as took the advantage of the proclamation of Cyrus, who were carried captive with the ten tribes.