From the company of priests there were Jedaiah; Jehoiarib; Jakin;
Azariah son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, who was in charge of taking care of the house of God;
Adaiah son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah; also Maasai son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer.
The priests, all of them heads of families, numbered 1,760, skilled and seasoned servants in the work of worshiping God.
From the Levites were Shemaiah son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, a Merarite;
then Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zicri, the son of Asaph;
also Obadiah son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; and finally Berekiah son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
The security guards were Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brothers. Shallum was the chief
and up to now the security guard at the King's Gate on the east. They also served as security guards at the camps of Levite families.
Shallum son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, along with his brothers in the Korahite family, were in charge of the services of worship as doorkeepers of the Tent, as their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the camp of God.
In the early days, Phinehas son of Eleazar was in charge of the security guards - God be with him!
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