Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity. King Nebuchadnezzar had deported them to Babylon, but now they returned to Jerusalem and the other towns in Judah where they originally lived.
Their leaders were Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. This is the number of the men of Israel who returned from exile:
The family of Parosh 2,172
The family of Shephatiah 372
The family of Arah 775
The family of Pahath-moab (descendants of Jeshua and Joab) 2,812
The family of Elam 1,254
The family of Zattu 945
The family of Zaccai 760
The family of Bani 642
The family of Bebai 623
The family of Azgad 1,222
The family of Adonikam 666
The family of Bigvai 2,056
The family of Adin 454
The family of Ater (descendants of Hezekiah) 98
The family of Bezai 323
The family of Jorah 112
The family of Hashum 223
The family of Gibbar 95
The people of Bethlehem 123
The people of Netophah 56
The people of Anathoth 128
The people of Beth-azmaveth 42
The people of Kiriath-jearim, Kephirah, and Beeroth 743
The people of Ramah and Geba 621
The people of Micmash 122
The people of Bethel and Ai 223
The citizens of Nebo 52
The citizens of Magbish 156
The citizens of West Elam 1,254
The citizens of Harim 320
The citizens of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725
The citizens of Jericho 345
The citizens of Senaah 3,630
These are the priests who returned from exile: The family of Jedaiah (through the line of Jeshua) 973
The family of Immer 1,052
The family of Pashhur 1,247
The family of Harim 1,017
These are the Levites who returned from exile: The families of Jeshua and Kadmiel (descendants of Hodaviah) 74
The singers of the family of Asaph 128
The gatekeepers of the families of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139
The descendants of the following Temple servants returned from exile: Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
Keros, Siaha, Padon,
Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
Hagab, Shalmai, Hanan,
Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
Uzza, Paseah, Besai,
Asnah, Meunim, Nephusim,
Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
Neziah, and Hatipha.
The descendants of these servants of King Solomon returned from exile: Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
Shephatiah, Hattil, Pokereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.
In all, the Temple servants and the descendants of Solomon’s servants numbered 392.
Another group returned at this time from the towns of Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Kerub, Addan, and Immer. However, they could not prove that they or their families were descendants of Israel.
This group included the families of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda—a total of 652 people.
Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)
They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests.
The governor told them not to eat the priests’ share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.
So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,
in addition to 7,337 servants and 200 singers, both men and women.
They took with them 736 horses, 245 mules,
435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
When they arrived at the Temple of the in Jerusalem, some of the family leaders made voluntary offerings toward the rebuilding of God’s Temple on its original site,
and each leader gave as much as he could. The total of their gifts came to 61,000 gold coins, 6,250 pounds of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.
So the priests, the Levites, the singers, the gatekeepers, the Temple servants, and some of the common people settled in villages near Jerusalem. The rest of the people returned to their own towns throughout Israel.