Nehemiah 7:65

65 The governor told them not to eat the priests’ share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the LORD about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.

Nehemiah 7:65 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 7:65

(See Gill on Nehemiah 7:6).

Nehemiah 7:65 In-Context

63 Three families of priests—Hobaiah, Hakkoz, and Barzillai—also returned. (This Barzillai had married a woman who was a descendant of Barzillai of Gilead, and he had taken her family name.)
64 They searched for their names in the genealogical records, but they were not found, so they were disqualified from serving as priests.
65 The governor told them not to eat the priests’ share of food from the sacrifices until a priest could consult the LORD about the matter by using the Urim and Thummim—the sacred lots.
66 So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,
67 in addition to 7,337 servants and 245 singers, both men and women.