I assembled the exiles at the Ahava Canal, and we camped there for three days while I went over the lists of the people and the priests who had arrived. I found that not one Levite had volunteered to come along.
And I gathered them together to the river that runneth
From whence also the river bore the same name; or that from the
river, see ( Ezra 8:21 ) , and may be
the same with Adiabene, a country in Assyria, which had its name
from the river Adiava:
and there abode we in tents three days;
or pitched their camp; this was the place of their rendezvous:
and I viewed the people and the priests;
mustered them, took the number of them, and what tribe and
families they were of:
and found there none of the sons of Levi;
excepting the priests.