And among the sons of the priests there were found that had
taken strange wives
So that it need not be wondered at that this evil should spread among the people, when those who understood the law, and should have instructed the people in it, set such an example: namely,
of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak;
who was the high priest; and perhaps for this fault of his, in not restraining his sons from such unlawful marriages, is he represented in filthy garments, ( Zechariah 3:3 ) ,
and his brethren, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah;
these were the brethren of Jeshua.