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Ezra 2

Overview

Ezra 2:1, The number that return of the people; Ezra 2:36, of the priests; Ezra 2:40, of the Levites; Ezra 2:43, of the Nethinims; Ezra 2:55, of Solomon’s servants; Ezra 2:61, of the priests who could not shew their pedigree; Ezra 2:64, The whole number of them, with their substance; Ezra 2:68, Their oblations.

Verse 1

the children: Ezra 5:8, Ezra 6:2, Nehemiah 7:6-73, Esther 1:1, Esther 1:3, Esther 1:8, Esther 1:11, Esther 8:9, Acts 23:34

whom Nebuchadnezzar: 2 Kings 24:14-16, 2 Kings 25:11, 2 Chronicles 36:1-23, Jeremiah 39:1-18, Jeremiah 52:1-34, Lamentations 1:3, Lamentations 1:5, Lamentations 4:22, Zephaniah 2:7

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 1:3 - the province Nehemiah 7:17 - Azgad Nehemiah 11:3 - the chief Nehemiah 12:1 - the priests Psalms 85:1 - thou hast Jeremiah 33:26 - I will

Verse 2

Zerubbabel: Ezra 1:11, Sheshbazzar, Nehemiah 7:7, Haggai 1:1, Haggai 1:12, Haggai 1:14, Haggai 2:2, Haggai 2:4, Haggai 2:21, Zechariah 4:6-10, Matthew 1:12, Matthew 1:13, Zorobabel

Jeshua: Ezra 3:8, Ezra 3:9, Ezra 4:3, Ezra 5:2, Haggai 1:12, Haggai 1:14, Haggai 2:4, Zechariah 3:1, Zechariah 3:3, Zechariah 3:8, Zechariah 3:9, Joshua

Seraiah: Nehemiah 7:7, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mispereth, Nehum

Rehum: Ezra 4:8

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 3:19 - Zerubbabel Ezra 3:2 - Zerubbabel Ezra 4:2 - Zerubbabel Ezra 10:18 - Jeshua Nehemiah 7:11 - Pahathmoab Nehemiah 7:19 - Bigvai Nehemiah 12:1 - the priests Jeremiah 30:21 - nobles Jeremiah 40:8 - Netophathite

Verse 3

children: The word children, in this table, when prefixed to the name of a man, signifies the descendants of that person, as from verses 3-21; and when prefixed to the name of a town, place, etc., it signifies the inhabitants of that place, as from Ezra 2:21-25.

Parosh: Ezra 8:3, Pharosh, Ezra 10:25, Nehemiah 7:8

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 3:25 - Parosh Nehemiah 7:38 - Senaah Nehemiah 10:14 - Parosh Jeremiah 38:1 - Shephatiah

Verse 4

Shephatiah: Ezra 8:8, Nehemiah 7:9

Verse 5

Arah: Nehemiah 6:18, Nehemiah 7:10. 652

Verse 6

Pahathmoab: Ezra 8:4, Ezra 10:30, Nehemiah 7:11, Nehemiah 7:2, 818; Nehemiah 10:14

Joab: Ezra 8:9

Reciprocal: Judges 8:16 - the elders Nehemiah 3:11 - Pahathmoab

Verse 7

Elam: Ezra 2:31, Ezra 8:7, Ezra 10:26, Nehemiah 7:12

Verse 8

Zattu: Ezra 10:27, Nehemiah 7:13. 845

Verse 9

Zaccai: Nehemiah 7:14

Verse 10

Bani: The variation of Bani, בני [Strong's H1137], and Binnui, בנוי [Strong's H1131], arises from the elision of, ו, wav, but the LXX have here בםןץי, as in the parallel place. Ezra 10:34, Nehemiah 7:15, Binnui. 648

Reciprocal: Ezra 10:29 - Bani Nehemiah 10:14 - Bani

Verse 11

Bebai: Ezra 8:11, Ezra 10:28, Nehemiah 7:16. 628

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 10:15 - Azgad

Verse 12

Azgad: Ezra 8:12, Nehemiah 7:17. Nehemiah 7:2, 322

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 10:15 - Azgad

Verse 13

Adonikam: Ezra 8:13, Nehemiah 7:18. 667

Verse 14

Bigvai: Ezra 8:14, Nehemiah 7:19. Nehemiah 7:2,067

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 10:16 - Bigvai

Verse 15

Adin: Ezra 8:6, Nehemiah 7:20. 655

Verse 16

Ater: Nehemiah 7:21

Verse 17

Bezai: Nehemiah 7:23. 324

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 10:18 - Hashum

Verse 18

Jorah: Nehemiah 7:24, Hariph

Verse 19

Hashum: Ezra 10:33, Nehemiah 7:22. 328

Verse 20

Gibbar: Nehemiah 7:25, Gibeon

Verse 21

Bethlehem: 1 Chronicles 2:50-52

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 2:42 - the father of Hebron Ezra 2:3 - children Nehemiah 7:26 - Bethlehem

Verse 22

Netophah: 2 Samuel 23:28, 1 Chronicles 2:54, Nehemiah 7:26. Nehemiah 7:188, Jeremiah 40:8

Verse 23

Anathoth: Joshua 21:18, Nehemiah 7:27, Isaiah 10:30, Jeremiah 1:1, Jeremiah 11:21

Verse 24

Azmaveth: Nehemiah 7:28, Beth-azmaveth

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 12:29 - Azmaveth

Verse 25

Kirjatharim: Joshua 9:17, Nehemiah 7:29, Kirjath-jearim

Reciprocal: Joshua 18:26 - Chephirah

Verse 26

Ramah: Joshua 18:24, Joshua 18:25, Nehemiah 7:30

Verse 27

Michmas: 1 Samuel 13:5, 1 Samuel 13:23, Isaiah 10:28, Michmash, Nehemiah 7:31

Verse 28

Ai: Genesis 12:8, Hai. Joshua 7:2, Joshua 8:9, Joshua 8:17, Nehemiah 7:33. 133

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 7:32 - Bethel

Verse 29

Nebo: This Nebo was probably the Nabau which Eusebius and Jerome place eight miles south from Hebron. Numbers 32:3, Deuteronomy 32:49, Nehemiah 7:33, Isaiah 15:2, Jeremiah 48:1, Jeremiah 48:22

Reciprocal: Ezra 10:43 - Nebo

Verse 30

Magbish: i.e. congregating; crystallizing, [Strong's H4019]. The children of Magbish are not named in our present copies of Nehemiah; but the Alexandrian manuscript of the LXX has the same reading as here. Ezra 2:30

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 7:33 - fifty and two

Verse 31

Elam: Ezra 2:7, Nehemiah 7:34

Reciprocal: Ezra 8:7 - Elam Ezra 10:2 - Elam Ezra 10:26 - Elam

Verse 32

Harim: Ezra 10:31, Nehemiah 7:35

Verse 33

Lod: 1 Chronicles 8:12, Nehemiah 6:2, Nehemiah 7:37, Nehemiah 11:34, Nehemiah 11:35

Hadid: or, Harid, as it is in some copies, Hadid is probably the Adida of Josephus, and the Maccabees - 1Mac Nehemiah 12:38, Nehemiah 13:13, a city situated on a hill in the plain country of Judah, and the Aditha of Eusebius, which he places near Diospolis, Lydda, or Lod.

Verse 34

Jericho: 1 Kings 16:34, Nehemiah 7:36

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 3:2 - the men

Verse 35

Senaah: Nehemiah 7:38, Nehemiah 7:3, 930

Verse 36

Jedaiah: 1 Chronicles 9:10, 1 Chronicles 24:7

Jeshua: Ezra 3:9, Nehemiah 7:39

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 24:11 - Jeshuah Ezra 7:24 - touching any Nehemiah 10:28 - the rest Nehemiah 11:10 - Jedaiah

Verse 37

Immer: Ezra 10:20, 1 Chronicles 24:14, Nehemiah 7:40

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:12 - Immer Nehemiah 3:29 - the son Jeremiah 20:1 - Immer

Verse 38

Pashur: Ezra 10:22, 1 Chronicles 9:12, Nehemiah 7:41

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 20:1 - Immer

Verse 39

Harim: Ezra 10:21, 1 Chronicles 24:8, Nehemiah 7:42

Verse 40

Hodaviah: Ezra 3:9, Judah, Nehemiah 7:43, Hodevah

Reciprocal: Ezra 7:7 - the Levites

Verse 41

Asaph: 1 Chronicles 6:39, 1 Chronicles 15:17, 1 Chronicles 25:1, 1 Chronicles 25:2, Nehemiah 7:44, Nehemiah 11:17

Reciprocal: Ezra 7:7 - the Levites

Verse 42

the porters: 1 Chronicles 26:1-19, Nehemiah 7:45. 138

Reciprocal: Ezra 7:7 - porters

Verse 43

Nethinims: Ezra 2:58, 1 Chronicles 9:2, Nehemiah 7:46-56, Nehemiah 10:28

Hasupha: This variation only exists in the translation, the original being written here Husupha, and in the parallel place defectively, Hasupha. Nehemiah 7:46, Hashupha

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:27 - made them Ezra 7:7 - Nethinims Ezra 8:17 - the Nethinims Ezra 8:20 - Nethinims Nehemiah 3:26 - Nethinims Nehemiah 11:3 - Nethinims Ezekiel 48:18 - that serve

Verse 44

Siaha: Sia, סיעא [Strong's H5517], is merely a contraction of, סיעהא [Strong's H5517], Siaha, by the elision of, ה, hay. Nehemiah 7:47, Sia

Verse 45

Lebanah: These variations merely arise from the mutation of, ה, hay, into, א, according to the Chaldee dialect; the original, being respectively לבנה [Strong's H3838], Lebanah, and לבנא [Strong's H3838] Lebana; חגבה [Strong's H2286], Hagabah, and חגבא [Strong's H2286], Hagaba. Nehemiah 7:48, Lebana, Hagaba

Verse 46

Shalmai: or, Shamlai, Shamlai, of the Kethiv, is evidently a mistake for Shalmai, as the Keri and LXX have.

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 7:48 - Hagaba

Verse 49

Paseah: Nehemiah 7:51, Phaseah

Verse 50

Mehunim: Nehemiah 7:52, Meunim, Nephishesim

Verse 52

Bazluth: Nehemiah 7:54, Bazlith

Verse 53

Thamah: Nehemiah 7:55, Tamah

Verse 55

Solomon's: 1 Kings 9:21

Peruda: Nehemiah 7:57, Perida

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 11:3 - Nethinims

Verse 56

Jaalah: Nehemiah 7:58, Jaala

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 7:19 - Bigvai

Verse 57

Pochereth: Nehemiah 7:59

Ami: Nehemiah 7:59, Amon

Verse 58

Nethinims: Ezra 7:7, Joshua 9:21, Joshua 9:23, Joshua 9:27, 1 Chronicles 9:2, Nehemiah 3:26, Nehemiah 7:60

Solomon's: 1 Kings 9:21

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 5:15 - threescore Ezra 2:43 - Nethinims Ezra 8:17 - the Nethinims Ecclesiastes 2:7 - servants

Verse 59

Telharsa: Nehemiah 7:61, Tel-haresha, Addon

seed: or, pedigree

Reciprocal: Numbers 1:18 - their pedigrees 1 Chronicles 9:1 - all Israel 2 Chronicles 31:17 - genealogy Ezekiel 13:9 - neither shall they be

Verse 60

of Delaiah: Nehemiah 7:62. 642

Verse 61

the children: Nehemiah 7:63, Nehemiah 7:64

Barzillai: 2 Samuel 17:27, 2 Samuel 19:31-39, 1 Kings 2:7

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 3:21 - Koz

Verse 62

therefore: Leviticus 21:21-23, Numbers 3:10, Numbers 16:40, Numbers 18:7

were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood: Heb. they were polluted from the priesthood, Ezekiel 44:10-14

Reciprocal: Leviticus 21:15 - profane 1 Chronicles 9:1 - all Israel Ezra 8:1 - genealogy Nehemiah 7:5 - that Ezekiel 13:9 - neither shall they be

Verse 63

Tirshatha: or, governor, The person who held this office at this time was probably Zerubbabel. The word Tirshatha is supposed to be Persian; and if, as Castel supposes, it signifies austerity, or that fear which is impressed by the authority of a governor, it may be derived from tars, "ear," or tursh, "acid, austere." Nehemiah 7:65, Nehemiah 8:9, Nehemiah 10:1

should not: Leviticus 2:3, Leviticus 2:10, Leviticus 6:17, Leviticus 6:29, Leviticus 7:16, Leviticus 10:17, Leviticus 10:18, Leviticus 22:2, Leviticus 22:3, Leviticus 22:10, Leviticus 22:14-16, Numbers 18:9-11, Numbers 18:19, Numbers 18:32

Urim: Exodus 28:30, Leviticus 8:8, Numbers 27:21, Deuteronomy 33:8, 1 Samuel 28:6

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 16:17 - as he is able 1 Chronicles 9:1 - all Israel Ezekiel 13:9 - neither shall they be Ezekiel 44:24 - in controversy Haggai 1:1 - governor Haggai 2:2 - governor

Verse 64

forty: Though the sum total, both here and in Nehemiah, is equal, namely, 42,360, yet the particulars reckoned up only make 29,818 in Ezra, and 31,089 in Nehemiah; and we find that Nehemiah mentions 1,765 persons who are not in Ezra, and Ezra has 494 not mentioned in Nehemiah. This last circumstance, which seems to render all hope of reconciling them impossible, Mr. Alting thinks is the very point by which they can be reconciled; for, if we add Ezra's surplus to the sum in Nehemiah, and Nehemiah's surplus to the number in Ezra, they will both amount to 31,583; which subtracted from 42,360, leaves a deficiency of 10,777, which are not named because they did not belong to the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, or to the priests, but to the other Israelitish tribes. Ezra 9:8, Nehemiah 7:66-69, Isaiah 10:20-22, Jeremiah 23:3

Reciprocal: Psalms 147:2 - he

Verse 65

servants: Isaiah 14:1, Isaiah 14:2

two hundred: Exodus 15:20, Exodus 15:21, 2 Samuel 19:35, Nehemiah 7:67, Psalms 68:25, Psalms 148:12, Psalms 148:13, Ecclesiastes 2:8, Jeremiah 9:17, Jeremiah 9:18, Matthew 9:23

Reciprocal: Psalms 147:2 - he

Verse 66

Reciprocal: Leviticus 19:19 - thy cattle gender 1 Kings 10:25 - and mules Nehemiah 7:68 - General

Verse 67

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 7:68 - General

Verse 68

offered freely: Exodus 35:5-19, Exodus 35:29, Exodus 36:3, Numbers 7:3-89, 1 Chronicles 29:5-17, Nehemiah 7:70-73, Psalms 110:3, Luke 21:1-4, 2 Corinthians 8:3, 2 Corinthians 8:12, 2 Corinthians 9:7

in his place: Ezra 3:3, 1 Chronicles 21:18, 1 Chronicles 22:1, 2 Chronicles 3:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:2 - willingly Exodus 35:22 - every man Exodus 35:27 - General Leviticus 23:38 - and beside Numbers 7:2 - offered Numbers 7:84 - the dedication 2 Chronicles 35:8 - his princes Ezra 1:4 - the freewill Mark 12:44 - cast in of

Verse 69

the treasure: Ezra 8:25-34, 1 Kings 7:51, 1 Chronicles 22:14, 1 Chronicles 26:20-28, Nehemiah 7:71, Nehemiah 7:72

Reciprocal: Exodus 35:22 - every man Leviticus 23:38 - and beside Numbers 6:21 - beside that Numbers 7:2 - offered Numbers 7:84 - the dedication 2 Kings 12:4 - and all the money 1 Chronicles 29:5 - General 2 Chronicles 35:8 - his princes Mark 12:44 - cast in of Acts 11:29 - every

Verse 70

Ezra 6:16, Ezra 6:17, 1 Chronicles 11:2, Nehemiah 7:73, Nehemiah 11:3-36

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 9:2 - the first Nehemiah 10:28 - the rest Isaiah 44:26 - that saith Jeremiah 33:26 - I will Ezekiel 37:12 - and bring

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 2". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezra-2.html.