All the vessels of gold, and of silver, were five thousand and
Those that are mentioned make no more than 2499, which Aben Ezra thinks were the larger vessels; but this general sum takes in great and small, as in ( 2 Chronicles 36:18 ) in the letter of Cyrus, before mentioned, these vessels are more particularly described, and their several numbers given, which together amount to the exact number in the text, 5400; the apocryphal Ezra makes them 5469:
all these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity, that
were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem:
of whom there is a large and particular account in the following chapter.