This is the complete family tree for all Israel, recorded in the Royal Annals of the Kings of Israel and Judah at the time they were exiled to Babylon because of their unbelieving and disobedient lives.
The first Israelites to return from exile to their homes and cities were the priests, the Levites, and the temple support staff.
Returning to Jerusalem from the families of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh were the following:
Uthai son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, from the line of Perez son of Judah;
from the Shilonites were Asaiah the firstborn and his sons;
from the family of Zerah there was Jeuel. There were 690 in the Judah group.
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