Nehemiah 7 CSB

The Exiles Return

1 When the wall had been rebuilt and I had the doors installed, the gatekeepers, singers, and Levites were appointed.

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      2 Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.
      3 I said to them, "Do not open the gates of Jerusalem until the sun is hot, and let the doors be shut and securely fastened while the guards are on duty. Station the citizens of Jerusalem as guards, some at their posts and some at their homes."
      4 The city was large and spacious, but there were few people in it, and no houses had been built yet.
      5 Then my God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles, the officials, and the people to be registered by genealogy. I found the genealogical record of those who came back first, and I found [the following] written in it:
      6 These are the people of the province who went up from among the captive exiles deported by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Each of them returned to his own town in Jerusalem and Judah.a

      References for Nehemiah 7:6

        • a 7:6 - Ezr 2:1-70
          7 They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, and Baanah. The number of the Israelite men [included]:
          8 Parosh's descendants 2,172
          9 Shephatiah's descendants 372
          10 Arah's descendants 652
          11 Pahath-moab's descendants: Jeshua's and Joab's descendants 2,818
          12 Elam's descendants 1,254
          13 Zattu's descendants 845
          14 Zaccai's descendants 760
          15 Binnui's descendants 648
          16 Bebai's descendants 628
          17 Azgad's descendants 2,322
          18 Adonikam's descendants 667
          19 Bigvai's descendants 2,067
          20 Adin's descendants 655
          21 Ater's descendants: of Hezekiah 98
          22 Hashum's descendants 328
          23 Bezai's descendants 324
          24 Hariph's descendants 112
          25 Gibeon'sb descendants 95

          References for Nehemiah 7:25

            • b 7:25 - Gibbar's in Ezr 2:20
              26 Bethlehem's and Netophah's men 188
              27 Anathoth's men 128
              28 Beth-azmaveth's men 42
              29 Kiriath-jearim's, Chephirah's, and Beeroth's men 743
              30 Ramah's and Geba's men 621
              31 Michmas's men 122
              32 Bethel's and Ai's men 123
              33 the other Nebo's men 52
              34 the other Elam's people 1,254
              35 Harim's people 320
              36 Jericho's people 345
              37 Lod's, Hadid's, and Ono's people 721
              38 Senaah's people 3,930
              39 The priests [included]: Jedaiah's descendants of the house of Jeshua 973
              40 Immer's descendants 1,052
              41 Pashhur's descendants 1,247
              42 Harim's descendants 1,017
              43 The Levites [included]: Jeshua's descendants: of Kadmiel Hodevah's descendants 74
              44 The singers [included]: Asaph's descendants 148
              45 The gatekeepers [included]: Shallum's descendants, Ater's descendants, Talmon's descendants, Akkub's descendants, Hatita's descendants, Shobai's descendants 138
              46 The temple servants [included]: Ziha's descendants, Hasupha's descendants, Tabbaoth's descendants,
              47 Keros's descendants, Sia's descendants, Padon's descendants,
              48 Lebana's descendants, Hagaba's descendants, Shalmai's descendants,
              49 Hanan's descendants, Giddel's descendants, Gahar's descendants,
              50 Reaiah's descendants, Rezin's descendants, Nekoda's descendants,
              51 Gazzam's descendants, Uzza's descendants, Paseah's descendants,
              52 Besai's descendants, Meunim's descendants, Nephishesim'sc descendants,

              References for Nehemiah 7:52

                • c 7:52 - Alt Hb tradition reads Nephushesim's
                  53 Bakbuk's descendants, Hakupha's descendants, Harhur's descendants,
                  54 Bazlith's descendants, Mehida's descendants, Harsha's descendants,
                  55 Barkos's descendants, Sisera's descendants, Temah's descendants,
                  56 Neziah's descendants, Hatipha's descendants.
                  57 The descendants of Solomon's servants [included]: Sotai's descendants, Sophereth's descendants, Perida's descendants,
                  58 Jaala's descendants, Darkon's descendants, Giddel's descendants,
                  59 Shephatiah's descendants, Hattil's descendants, Pochereth-hazzebaim's descendants, Amon's descendants.
                  60 All the temple servants and the descendants of Solomon's servants 392
                  61 The following are those who came from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addon, and Immer, but were unable to prove that their families and ancestry were Israelite:
                  62 Delaiah's descendants, Tobiah's descendants, and Nekoda's descendants 642
                  63 and from the priests: the descendants of Hobaiah, the descendants of Hakkoz, and the descendants of Barzillai-who had taken a wife from the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name.
                  64 These searched for their entries in the genealogical records, but they could not be found, so they were disqualified from the priesthood.
                  65 The governord ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest who could consult the Urim and Thummim.e

                  References for Nehemiah 7:65

                    • d 7:65 - Neh 8:9-12; Ezr 2:63
                    • e 7:65 - Two objects used to determine God's will; Ex 28:30
                      66 The whole combined assembly numbered 42,360
                      67 not including their 7,337 male and female slaves, as well as their 245 male and female singers.
                      68 They had 736 horses, 245 mules,f

                      References for Nehemiah 7:68

                        • f 7:68 - Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss omit v. 68; Ezr 2:66
                          69 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
                          70 Some of the family leaders gave to the project. The governor gave 1,000 gold drachmas,g 50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments to the treasury.

                          References for Nehemiah 7:70

                            • g 7:70 - Or darics; the official Persian gold coin
                              71 Some of the family leaders gave 20,000 gold drachmas and 2,200 silver minash to the treasury for the project.

                              References for Nehemiah 7:71

                                • h 7:71 - A Babylonian coin worth 50 shekels
                                  72 The rest of the people gave 20,000 gold drachmas, 2,000 silver minas, and 67 priestly garments.
                                  73 So the priests, Levites, gatekeepers, temple singers, some of the people, temple servants, and all Israel settled in their towns.i

                                  References for Nehemiah 7:73

                                    • i 7:73 - Jos 21; 1 Ch 9:2