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Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZRA 2\\

This chapter contains a list of those that went up from Babylon to
Jerusalem, of their leaders, their chief men, princes and priests,
\\#Ezr 2:1,2\\ of the people, described by their families, towns, and
cities, and number of persons, \\#Ezr 2:3-35\\, of the priests,
Levites, and Nethinims, \\#Ezr 2:36-58\\, and of those that could not
make out their genealogy, people and priests, \\#Ezr 2:59-63\\, and
then the sum total of the whole congregation is given, \\#Ezr 2:64\\,
besides men and maidservants, singing men and women, and cattle of
divers sorts, \\#Ezr 2:65-67\\, and the chapter is closed with an
account of the freewill offerings of the principal men towards the
building of the temple, and of the settlement of the people in their
respective cities, \\#Ezr 2:68-70\\.