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Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:1 Jeshua. Twenty-two “chief of the priests” that went to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel and Jeshua are listed in Nehemiah 12:1-7, whereas only four groups of priests are listed in Ezra 2:36-39. Evidently the four original families of priests were divided into twenty-two groups after arrival in Jerusalem.

12:1 Ezra. The Ezra mentioned in this verse (also Nehemiah 12:13,33) was not the Ezra who wrote the book of Ezra. That Ezra, however—Ezra the scribe—is again mentioned in Nehemiah 12:26,36.

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