These were the people of the province who went up from there—from among those captive exiles whom Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar had deported to Babylonia. They returned to Jerusalem and Judah, all to their own towns.
They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah.
The family of Parosh 2,172
of Pahath-moab, namely the family of Jeshua and Joab 2,812
of Ater, namely of Hezekiah 98
The people of Netophah 56
The family of Azmaveth 42
of Kiriatharim, Chephirah, and Beeroth 743
The people of Michmash 122
of the other Elam 1,254
of Lod, Hadid, and Ono 725
The family of Jedaiah, namely the house of Jeshua 973
The Levites: the family of Jeshua and Kadmiel—the family of Hodaviah 74
The family of Asaph 128
of Shallum, Ater, Talmon, Akkub, Hatita, and Shobai 139 in all
The family of Ziha, Hasupha, Tabbaoth,
Lebanah, Hagabah, Akkub,
Hagab, Shamlai, Hanan,
Giddel, Gahar, Reaiah,
Rezin, Nekoda, Gazzam,
Asnah, Meunim, Nephisim,
Bakbuk, Hakupha, Harhur,
Bazluth, Mehida, Harsha,
Barkos, Sisera, Temah,
Sotai, Hassophereth, Peruda,
Jaalah, Darkon, Giddel,
Shephatiah, Hattil, Pochereth-hazzebaim, and Ami.
All of the temple servants and the family of Solomon's servants 392
The following came up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, but they were unable to demonstrate that their family or their descent was from Israel:
the family of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda, 652
and of the family of the priests: the family of Habaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai (who had married one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name).
They looked for their entries in the genealogical records, but they were not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
The governor ordered them not to eat of the most holy food until a priest arose who could consult Urim and Thummim.
The whole assembly together totaled 42,360,
not including their 7,337 male and female servants; they also had 200 male and female singers,
736 horses, 245 mules,
435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.
When they arrived at the LORD's house in Jerusalem, some of the heads of the families brought spontaneous gifts for the rebuilding of God's house on its site.
According to their means, they gave to the building fund 61,000 drachmen of gold, 5,000 manehs of silver, and 100 priestly robes.
The priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants settled in their own towns, and all Israel in their towns.