These sought their register among those that were reckoned
To find their names written and registered there; for the Jews kept public registers of their priests, their descent, marriages, and offspring, that it might be known who were fit, and who not, to officiate as such:
but they were not found;
their names were not there, nor any account taken of them:
therefore were they, as polluted, put from the
were not suffered to attend at the altar, and offer sacrifice, and enjoy the privileges belonging to that office.