Ezra 2

 

וְאֵלֶּה בְּנֵי הַמְּדִינָה הָעֹלִים מִשְּׁבִי הַגֹּולָה אֲשֶׁר הֶגְלָה (נְבוּכַדְנֶצֹּור) [נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר] מֶלֶךְ־בָּבֶל לְבָבֶל   2:1

 וַיָּשׁוּבוּ לִירוּשָׁלִַם וִיהוּדָה אִישׁ לְעִירֹו׃

Ezra 2:1   Now these were the sons of the province, those going up from the captives of the exile whom Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, had taken into exile to Babylon, and they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his own city,

The word in the parentheses, Nebuchadnezzar’s name, is misspelled.  The correct spelling is in the brackets.

אֲשֶׁר־בָּאוּ עִם־זְרֻבָּבֶל יֵשׁוּעַ נְחֶמְיָה שְׂרָיָה רְעֵלָיָה מָרְדֳּכַי בִּלְשָׁן מִסְפָּר בִּגְוַי רְחוּם בַּעֲנָה מִסְפַּר    2:2

אַנְשֵׁי עַם יִשְׂרָאֵל׃

Ezra 2:2   who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraih, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah.  The count of the men of the people of Israel was:

בְּנֵי פַרְעֹשׁ אַלְפַּיִם מֵאָה שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:3

Ezra 2:3   The sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy-two;

בְּנֵי שְׁפַטְיָה שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:4

Ezra 2:4   the sons of Shephataiah, three hundred seventy-two;

בְּנֵי אָרַח שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת חֲמִשָּׁה וְשִׁבְעִים׃   2:5

Ezra 2:5   the sons of Arah, seven hundred seventy-five;

בְּנֵי־פַחַת מוֹאָב לִבְנֵי יֵשׁוּעַ יוֹאָב אַלְפַּיִם שְׁמֹנֶה מֵאוֹת וּשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   2:6

Ezra 2:6   the sons of Pahath-moab, belonging to the sons of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve;

בְּנֵי עֵילָם אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם חֲמִשִּׁים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   2:7

Ezra 2:7   the sons of Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four;

בְּנֵי זַתּוּא תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת וְאַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   2:8

Ezra 2:8   the sons of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five;

בְּנֵי זַכָּי שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְשִׁשִּׁים׃   2:9

Ezra 2:9   the sons of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;

בְּנֵי בָנִי שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:10

Ezra 2:10   the sons of Bani, six hundred forty-two;

בְּנֵי בֵבָי שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:11

Ezra 2:11   the sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty-three;

בְּנֵי עַזְגָּד אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:12

Ezra 2:12   the sons of Azgad, one thousand two hundred twenty-two;

בְּנֵי אֲדֹנִיקָם שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת שִׁשִּׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה׃   2:13

Ezra 2:13   the sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty-six;

בְּנֵי בִגְוָי אַלְפַּיִם חֲמִשִּׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה׃   2:14

Ezra 2:14   the sons of Bigvai, two thousand fifty-six;

בְּנֵי עָדִין אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת חֲמִשִּׁים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   2:15

Ezra 2:15   the sons of Adin, four hundred fifty-four;

בְּנֵי־אָטֵר לִיחִזְקִיָּה תִּשְׁעִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   2:16

Ezra 2:16   the sons of Ater, belonging to Hezekiah, ninety-eight;

בְּנֵי בֵצָי שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:17

Ezra 2:17   the sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty-three;

בְּנֵי יוֹרָה מֵאָה וּשְׁנֵים עָשָׂר׃   2:18

Ezra 2:18   the sons of Jorah, a hundred and twelve;

בְּנֵי חָשֻׁם מָאתַיִם עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:19

Ezra 2:19   the sons of Hashum, two hundred twenty-three;

בְּנֵי גִבָּר תִּשְׁעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   2:20

Ezra 2:20   the sons of Gibbar, ninety-five;

בְּנֵי בֵית־לָחֶם מֵאָה עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:21

Ezra 2:21   the sons of Beth-lehem, a hundred twenty-three;

אַנְשֵׁי נְטֹפָה חֲמִשִּׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה׃   2:22

Ezra 2:22   the men of Netophah, fifty-six;

אַנְשֵׁי עֲנָתוֹת מֵאָה עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   2:23

Ezra 2:23   the men of Anathoth, a hundred twenty-eight;

בְּנֵי עַזְמָוֶת אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:24

Ezra 2:24   the sons of Azmaveth, forty-two;

בְּנֵי קִרְיַת עָרִים כְּפִירָה וּבְאֵרוֹת שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְאַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:25

Ezra 2:25   the sons of Kiriath-arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;

בְּנֵי הָרָמָה וָגָבַע שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וְאֶחָד׃   2:26

Ezra 2:26   the sons of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one;

אַנְשֵׁי מִכְמָס מֵאָה עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:27

Ezra 2:27   the men of Michmas, a hundred twenty-two;

אַנְשֵׁי בֵית־אֵל וְהָעָי מָאתַיִם עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:28

Ezra 2:28   the men of Beth-el and Ai, two hundred twenty-three;

בְּנֵי נְבוֹ חֲמִשִּׁים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:29

Ezra 2:29   the sons of Nebo, fifty-two;

בְּנֵי מַגְבִּישׁ מֵאָה חֲמִשִּׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה׃   2:30

Ezra 2:30   the sons of Magbish, a hundred fifty-six;

בְּנֵי עֵילָם אַחֵר אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם חֲמִשִּׁים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   2:31

Ezra 2:31   the sons of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred fifty-four;

בְּנֵי חָרִם שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת וְעֶשְׂרִים׃   2:32

Ezra 2:32   the sons of Harim, three hundred and twenty;

בְּנֵי־לֹד חָדִיד וְאוֹנוֹ שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת עֶשְׂרִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   2:33

Ezra 2:33   the sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty-five;

בְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת אַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   2:34

Ezra 2:34   the sons of Jericho, three hundred forty-five;

בְּנֵי סְנָאָה שְׁלֹשֶׁת אֲלָפִים וְשֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת וּשְׁלֹשִׁים׃   2:35

Ezra 2:35   the sons of Senaah, three thousand and six hundred and thirty.

הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי יְדַעְיָה לְבֵית יֵשׁוּעַ תְּשַׁע מֵאוֹת שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה׃   2:36

Ezra 2:36   Of the priests, the sons of Jedaiah, being of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred seventy-three;

בְּנֵי אִמֵּר אֶלֶף חֲמִשִּׁים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:37

Ezra 2:37   the sons of Immer, one thousand fifty-two;

בְּנֵי פַשְׁחוּר אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם אַרְבָּעִים וְשִׁבְעָה׃   2:38

Ezra 2:38   the sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred forty-seven;

בְּנֵי חָרִם אֶלֶף וְשִׁבְעָה עָשָׂר׃   2:39

Ezra 2:39   the sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.

הַלְוִיִּם בְּנֵי־יֵשׁוּעַ וְקַדְמִיאֵל לִבְנֵי הוֹדַוְיָה שִׁבְעִים וְאַרְבָּעָה׃   2:40

Ezra 2:40   Of the Levites, the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, belonging to the sons of Hodaviah, seventy-four.

הַמְשֹׁרְרִים בְּנֵי אָסָף מֵאָה עֶשְׂרִים וּשְׁמֹנָה׃   2:41

Ezra 2:41   Of the singers, the sons of Asaph, a hundred twenty-eight.

בְּנֵי הַשֹּׁעֲרִים בְּנֵי־שַׁלּוּם בְּנֵי־אָטֵר בְּנֵי־טַלְמוֹן בְּנֵי־עַקּוּב בְּנֵי חֲטִיטָא בְּנֵי שֹׁבָי הַכֹּל מֵאָה שְׁלֹשִׁים    2:42

וְתִשְׁעָה׃

Ezra 2:42   Of the sons of the porters, the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, a total of a hundred thirty-nine.

הַנְּתִינִים בְּנֵי־צִיחָא בְנֵי־חֲשׂוּפָא בְּנֵי טַבָּעוֹת׃   2:43

Ezra 2:43   Of the Nethinim, the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,

This is the first mention of the Nethinim in the Hebrew Scriptures.  They are mentioned in 13 other verses in Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1Chronicles.  They were given to the Levites as laborers in the Temple.  Some were apprantl;y first given by David, and then by Solomon.  They are believed to have come, at least initially, from the Gibeonites.

בְּנֵי־קֵרֹס בְּנֵי־סִיעֲהָא בְּנֵי פָדוֹן׃   2:44

Ezra 2:44   the sons of Keros, the sons of Siaha, the sons of Padon,

בְּנֵי־לְבָנָה בְנֵי־חֲגָבָה בְּנֵי עַקּוּב׃   2:45

Ezra 2:45   the sons of Labanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,

בְּנֵי־חָגָב בְּנֵי־(שַׁמְלַי) [שַׁלְמַי] בְּנֵי חָןָן׃   2:46

Ezra 2:46   the sons of Hagab, the sons of Salmai, the sons of Hanan,

The name of Salmai, in the parentheses, is misspelled.  The correction, interchanging the mem and lamed, is in the brackets.

בְּנֵי־גִדֵּל בְּנֵי־גַחַר בְּנֵי רְאָיָה׃   2:47

Ezra 2:47   the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,

בְּנֵי־רְצִין בְּנֵי־נְקוֹדָא בְּנֵי גַזָּם׃   2:48

Ezra 2:48   the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,

בְּנֵי־עֻזָּא בְנֵי־פָסֵחַ בְּנֵי בֵסָי׃   2:49

Ezra 2:49   the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,

בְּנֵי־אַסְנָה בְנֵי־(מְעִינִים) [מְעוּנִים] בְּנֵי (נְפִיסִים) [נְפוּסִים]׃   2:50

Ezra 2:50   the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephusim,

The names Meunim and Nephusim, in the first and second pairs of parentheses, are misspelled.  The respective corrections are in the two sets of brackets.

בְּנֵי־בַקְבּוּק בְּנֵי־חֲקוּפָא בְּנֵי חַרְחוּר׃   2:51

Ezra 2:51   the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,

בְּנֵי־בַצְלוּת בְּנֵי־מְחִידָא בְּנֵי חַרְשָׁא׃   2:52

Ezra 2:52   the sons of Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,

בְּנֵי־בַרְקוֹס בְּנֵי־סִיסְרָא בְּנֵי־תָמַח׃   2:53

Ezra 2:53   the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Temah,

בְּנֵי נְצִיחַ בְּנֵי חֲטִיפָא׃   2:54

Ezra 2:54   the sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.

בְּנֵי עַבְדֵי שְׁלֹמֹה בְּנֵי־סֹטַי בְּנֵי־הַסֹּפֶרֶת בְּנֵי פְרוּדָא׃   2:55

Ezra 2:55   Of the sons of the servants of Solomon, the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda,

בְּנֵי־יַעְלָה בְנֵי־דַרְקוֹן בְּנֵי גִדֵּל׃   2:56

Ezra 2:56   the sons of Jaalah, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,

בְּנֵי שְׁפַטְיָה בְנֵי־חַטִּיל בְּנֵי פֹּכֶרֶת הַצְּבָיִים בְּנֵי אָמִי׃   2:57

Ezra 2:57   the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth- hazzebaim, the sons of Ami.

כָּל־הַנְּתִינִים וּבְנֵי עַבְדֵי שְׁלֹמֹה שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת תִּשְׁעִים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:58

Ezra 2:58   All the Nethinim and the sons of the servants of Solomon were three hundred ninety-two.

וְאֵלֶּה הָעֹלִים מִתֵּל מֶלַח תֵּל חַרְשָׁא כְּרוּב אַדָּן אִמֵּר וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לְהַגִּיד בֵּית־אֲבוֹתָם וְזַרְעָם אִם   2:59

 מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל הֵם׃

Ezra 2:59   And these were of those going up from Tel-melah, Tel-harsha, Cherub, Addan, Immer, and were not able to declare the house of their fathers and their seed, if they were from Israel:

בְּנֵי־דְלָיָה בְנֵי־טוֹבִיָּה בְּנֵי נְקוֹדָא שֵׁשׁ מֵאוֹת חֲמִשִּׁים וּשְׁנָיִם׃   2:60

Ezra 2:60   The sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred fifty-two.

וּמִבְּנֵי הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי חֳבַיָּה בְּנֵי הַקּוֹץ בְּנֵי בַרְזִלַּי אֲשֶׁר לָקַח מִבְּנוֹת בַּרְזִלַּי הַגִּלְעָדִי אִשָּׁה וַיִּקָּרֵא   2:61

 עַל־שְׁמָם׃

Ezra 2:61   And from the sons of the priests:  Of the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai (who had taken from the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite) a wife and was called by their name.

אֵלֶּה בִּקְשׁוּ כְתָבָם הַמִּתְיַחְשִׂים וְלֹא נִמְצָאוּ וַיְגֹאֲלוּ מִן־הַכְּהֻנָּה׃   2:62

Ezra 2:62   These sought their record of priestly backgrounds, but none were found, so they were kept from the priesthood,

וַיֹּאמֶר הַתִּרְשָׁתָא לָהֶם אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יֹאכְלוּ מִקֹּדֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִׁים עַד עֲמֹד כֹּהֵן לְאוּרִים וּלְתֻמִּים׃   2:63

Ezra 2:63   and the Tirshatha said to them that they could not eat from the holiest of the holy things until a priest was standing for Urim and for Thummim.

כָּל־הַקָּהָל כְּאֶחָד אַרְבַּע רִבּוֹא אַלְפַּיִם שְׁלֹשׁ־מֵאוֹת שִׁשִּׁים׃   2:64

Ezra 2:64   Together, the entire congregation was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,

This total doesn’t equal the totals of the numbers listed above.  At least part of the reason is that the Levites are not included in the count.  But that wouldn’t be enough to account for the difference, which is 12,546.  Take notice that the numbers includfed in this chapter so far only includes the men.  So the total number of refugees returning must have been over 100,000.

מִלְּבַד עַבְדֵיהֶם וְאַמְהֹתֵיהֶם אֵלֶּה שִׁבְעַת אֲלָפִים שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת שְׁלֹשִׁים וְשִׁבְעָה וְלָהֶם מְשֹׁרְרִים   2:65

 וּמְשֹׁרְרוֹת מָאתָיִם׃

Ezra 2:65   beside their men-servants and their maid-servants; these were seven thousand three hundred thirty-seven; and two hundred male singers and female singers were theirs.

סוּסֵיהֶם שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת שְׁלֹשִׁים וְשִׁשָּׁה פִּרְדֵיהֶם מָאתַיִם אַרְבָּעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה׃   2:66

Ezra 2:66   Their horses were seven hundred thirty-six, their mules, two hundred forty-five,

גְּמַלֵּיהֶם אַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שְׁלֹשִׁים וַחֲמִשָּׁה חֲמֹרִים שֵׁשֶׁת אֲלָפִים שְׁבַע מֵאוֹת וְעֶשְׂרִים׃   2:67

Ezra 2:67   their camels, four hundred thirty-five, asses, six thousand seven hundred and twenty.

וּמֵרָאשֵׁי הָאָבוֹת בְּבוֹאָם לְבֵית יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר בִּירוּשָׁלִָם הִתְנַדְּבוּ לְבֵית הָאֱלֹהִים לְהַעֲמִידוֹ עַל־מְכוֹנוֹ׃   2:68

Ezra 2:68   And some of the heads of households, on their coming to the house of the Lord that was to be in Jerusalem, they gave free-will offerings for the house of God to help set it up upon its place.

כְּכֹחָם נָתְנוּ לְאֹוצַר הַמְּלָאכָה זָהָב דַּרְכְּמֹונִים שֵׁשׁ־רִבֹּאות וָאֶלֶף ס וְכֶסֶף מָנִים חֲמֵשֶׁת אֲלָפִים   2:69

וְכָתְנֹת כֹּהֲנִים מֵאָה׃

Ezra 2:69   They gave according to their wealth to the treasury of the work sixty-one thousand gold darics, and five thousand pounds of silver, and one hundred tunics of priests.

The third from last Hebrew word in the top line, manim, is translated as pounds.  The Maneh, the singular form of manim, was equal to 60 shekels.

וַיֵּשְׁבוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים וְהַלְוִיִּם וּמִן־הָעָם וְהַמְשֹׁרְרִים וְהַשּׁוֹעֲרִים וְהַנְּתִינִים בְּעָרֵיהֶם וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּעָרֵיהֶם׃   2:70

Ezra 2:70   And the priests and the Levites and some of the people, and the singers and the porters and the Nethinim dwelled in their cities, and all of Israel in their cities.

 

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