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Ezra 2:64

Overview - Ezra 2
The number that return of the people;
36 of the priests;
40 of the Levites;
43 of the Nethinims;
55 of Solomon's servants;
61 of the priests who could not shew their pedigree.
64 The whole number of them, with their substance.
68 Their oblations.
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Ezra 2:64  (King James Version)
The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,
 


forty
Though the sum total, both here and in Nehemiah, is equal, namely, Ezra 2:42 Ezra 2:360 ; yet the particulars reckoned up only make Ezra 2:29 Ezra 2:818 ; in Ezra, and Ezra 2:31 Ezra 2:089 ; in Nehemiah; and we find that
Nehemiah mentions Ezra 2:1 Ezra 2:765 ; persons who are not in Ezra, and Ezra has 494 ; not mentioned in Nehemiah. This last circumstance, which seems to render all hope of reconciling them impossible, Mr. Alting thinks is the very point by which they can be reconciled; for, if we add Ezra's surplus to the sum in Nehemiah, and Nehemiah's surplus to the number in Ezra, they will both amount to 31,583; which subtracted from Ezra 2:42 Ezra 2:360 ; leaves a deficiency of Ezra 2:10 Ezra 2:777 ; which are not named because they did not belong to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, or to the priests, but to the other Israelitish tribes. 9:8 Nehemiah 7:66-69 ; Isaiah 10:20-22 ; Jeremiah 23:3
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