In all, 284 Levites lived in the holy city of Jerusalem.
[Temple guards:] Akkub, Talmon, and their relatives, 172 in all.
The rest of the people of Israel and the remaining priests and Levites lived on their own property in the other cities and towns of Judah.
The Temple workers lived in the part of Jerusalem called Ophel and worked under the supervision of Ziha and Gishpa.
The supervisor of the Levites who lived in Jerusalem was Uzzi, the son of Bani and grandson of Hashabiah. His ancestors included Mattaniah and Mica, and he belonged to the clan of Asaph, the clan that was responsible for the music in the Temple services.
There were royal regulations stating how the clans should take turns in leading the Temple music each day.
Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, of the clan of Zerah and the tribe of Judah, represented the people of Israel at the Persian court.
Many of the people lived in towns near their farms. Those who were of the tribe of Judah lived in Kiriath Arba, Dibon, and Jekabzeel, and in the villages near these cities.
They also lived in the cities of Jeshua, Moladah, Bethpelet,
and Hazarshual, and in Beersheba and the villages around it.
They lived in the city of Ziklag, in Meconah and its villages,