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governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food until a priest with Urim and Thummim should arise.
Nehemiah 7:65 Meaning and Commentary
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Nehemiah 7:65 In-Context
Also, of the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai (who had taken a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called by their name).
These sought their registration among those enrolled in the genealogies, but it was not found there, so they were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
The governor told them that they were not to partake of the most holy food until a priest with Urim and Thummim should arise.
The whole assembly together was 42,360,
besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337. And they had 245 singers, male and female.
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