BIBLE: Ezra Chapter 2 – “The Count of Mounte Christo” []

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  • About the title: The Count of Monte Christo is a book written by Dumas. This chapter is about counting the remnant of Jews who return to the “Mountain of Christ”; Mounte (Kingdom) of Jesus (Christ).
  • Ezra chapter 2 counts those who are returning to Jerusalem.

Ezra 2

  • The captives didn’t return to Jerusalem just to build it, but to dwell there permanently. However; doing so was going to raise the ire of their neighbors.
  • Have you ever asked yourself why Jerusalem and the temple wasn’t rebuilt 70 years earlier by the neighboring nations, and why those nations didn’t move into the city, occupy it and turn it into their own possession?
  • If history has taught us anything, it has taught us that when the Jews are not in the land God keeps it from being inhabited in order to bring the Jews back into the land He promised them. When the Jews are in the land, the land prospers; and when the Jews are not in the land it turns into a desolation as it did for the years of their dispersion after the temple was again destroyed in 70 AD.
  • What a shock for modern day Jews when they realized both temples (this, Solomon’s temple and the coming Herod’s temple) were both destroyed on the exact same day – The tenth of Av on the Jewish Calendar! Solomon’s temple was destroyed in 587 BC while Herod’s temple was destroyed in 70 AD; 687 years later.
  • There are no coincidences with God – He reminds us that the past is a reflection of the future. This is why it is as important to study the Old Testament as it is to study the New Testament. Therein are the nuggets of prophecy secrets.

The Captives Who Returned to Jerusalem

Ezra 2:Now these are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city.
Ezra 2:Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, [a]Seraiah, [b]Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, [c]Mispar, Bigvai, [d]Rehum, and Baanah.
  • Nehemiah here is not the Nehemiah of Queen Esther and Artaxerxes.
THOSE WHO CAME WITH ZERUBBABEL: TENNUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
Jeshua
Nehemiah
[a]SeraiahEzra 2:2 Azariah, Neh. 7:7
[b]ReelaiahEzra 2:2 Raamiah, Neh. 7:7
Mordecai
Bilshan
[c]MisparEzra 2:2 Mispereth, Neh. 7:7
Bigvai
[d]RehumEzra 2:2 Nehum, Neh. 7:7
Baanah

The number of the men of the people of Israel

Ezra 2:the people of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;
Ezra 2:the people of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;
Ezra 2:the people of Arah, seven hundred and seventy-five;
Ezra 2:the people of Pahath-Moab, of the people of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve;
Ezra 2:the people of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
Ezra 2:the people of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five;
Ezra 2:the people of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;
Ezra 2:10 the people of [e]Bani, six hundred and forty-two;
Ezra 2:11 the people of Bebai, six hundred and twenty-three;
Ezra 2:12 the people of Azgad, one thousand two hundred and twenty-two;
Ezra 2:13 the people of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-six;
Ezra 2:14 the people of Bigvai, two thousand and fifty-six;
Ezra 2:15 the people of Adin, four hundred and fifty-four;
Ezra 2:16 the people of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;
Ezra 2:17 the people of Bezai, three hundred and twenty-three;
Ezra 2:18 the people of [f]Jorah, one hundred and twelve;
Ezra 2:19 the people of Hashum, two hundred and twenty-three;
Ezra 2:20 the people of [g]Gibbar, ninety-five;
Ezra 2:21 the people of Bethlehem, one hundred and twenty-three;
Ezra 2:22 the men of Netophah, fifty-six;
Ezra 2:22 the men of Netophah, fifty-six;
Ezra 2:23 the men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;
Ezra 2:24 the people of [h]Azmaveth, forty-two;
Ezra 2:25 the people of [i]Kirjath Arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;
Ezra 2:26 the people of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;
Ezra 2:27 the men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;
Ezra 2:28 the men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and twenty-three;
Ezra 2:29 the people of Nebo, fifty-two;
Ezra 2:30 the people of Magbish, one hundred and fifty-six;
Ezra 2:31 the people of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;
Ezra 2:32 the people of Harim, three hundred and twenty;
Ezra 2:33 the people of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-five;
Ezra 2:34 the people of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;
Ezra 2:35 the people of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.
THE PEOPLE OF …NUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
Ezra 2:the people of Parosh, two thousand one hundred and seventy-two;2,172
Ezra 2:the people of Shephatiah, three hundred and seventy-two;372
Ezra 2:the people of Arah, seven hundred and seventy-five;775
Ezra 2:the people of Pahath-Moab, of the people of Jeshua and Joab, two thousand eight hundred and twelve;2,812
Ezra 2:the people of Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;1,254
Ezra 2:the people of Zattu, nine hundred and forty-five;945
Ezra 2:the people of Zaccai, seven hundred and sixty;760
Ezra 2:10 the people of [e]Bani, six hundred and forty-two;642Ezra 2:10 Binnui, Neh. 7:15
Ezra 2:11 the people of Bebai,six hundred and twenty-three;623
Ezra 2:12 the people of Azgad, one thousand two hundred and twenty-two;1,222
Ezra 2:13 the people of Adonikam, six hundred and sixty-six;666
Ezra 2:14 the people of Bigvai, two thousand and fifty-six;2,056
Ezra 2:15 the people of Adin, four hundred and fifty-four;454
Ezra 2:16 the people of Ater of Hezekiah, ninety-eight;98
Ezra 2:17 the people of Bezai,three hundred and twenty-three;323
Ezra 2:18 the people of [f]Jorah, one hundred and twelve;112Ezra 2:18 Hariph, Neh. 7:24
Ezra 2:19 the people of Hashum, two hundred and twenty-three;223
Ezra 2:20 the people of [g]Gibbar, ninety-five;95Ezra 2:20 Gibeon, Neh. 7:25
Ezra 2:21 the people of Bethlehem, one hundred and twenty-three;123
Ezra 2:22 the men of Netophah, fifty-six;56
Ezra 2:23 the men of Anathoth, one hundred and twenty-eight;128
Ezra 2:24 the people of [h]Azmaveth, forty-two;42Ezra 2:24 Beth Azmaveth, Neh. 7:28
Ezra 2:25 the people of [i]Kirjath Arim, Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred and forty-three;743Ezra 2:25 Kirjath Jearim, Neh. 7:29
Ezra 2:26 the people of Ramah and Geba, six hundred and twenty-one;621
Ezra 2:27 the men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty-two;122
Ezra 2:28 the men of Bethel and Ai, two hundred and twenty-three;223
Ezra 2:29 the people of Nebo, fifty-two;52
Ezra 2:30 the people of Magbish, one hundred and fifty-six;156
Ezra 2:31 the people of the other Elam, one thousand two hundred and fifty-four;1,254
Ezra 2:32 the people of Harim, three hundred and twenty;320
Ezra 2:33 the people of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred and twenty-five;725
Ezra 2:34 the people of Jericho, three hundred and forty-five;345
Ezra 2:35 the people of Senaah, three thousand six hundred and thirty.3,630

Ezra 2:36 The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua, nine hundred and seventy-three;
THE PRIESTSNUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
Ezra 2:36 The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshua,nine hundred and seventy-three;973

Ezra 2:38 the sons of Pashhur, one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;
Ezra 2:37 the sons of Immer, one thousand and fifty-two;
Ezra 2:50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of [l]Nephusim,
Ezra 2:39 the sons of Harim, one thousand and seventeen.
Ezra 2:40 The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of [j]Hodaviah, seventy-four.
Ezra 2:41 The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred and twenty-eight.
Ezra 2:42 The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, and the sons of Shobai, one hundred and thirty-nine in all.
Ezra 2:43 The Nethinim: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
Ezra 2:44 the sons of Keros, the sons of [k]Siaha, the sons of Padon,
Ezra 2:45 the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,
Ezra 2:46 the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan,
Ezra 2:47 the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,
Ezra 2:48 the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,
Ezra 2:49 the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,
Ezra 2:50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of [l]Nephusim,
Ezra 2:51 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
Ezra 2:52 the sons of [m]Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
Ezra 2:53 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Tamah,
Ezra 2:54 the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha.
Ezra 2:55 The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of [n]Peruda,
Ezra 2:56 the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
Ezra 2:57 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth of Zebaim, and the sons of [o]Ami.
Ezra 2:58 All the Nethinim and the children of Solomon’s servants were three hundred and ninety-two.
THE SONS OF …NUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
Ezra 2:37 the sons of Immer,one thousand and fifty-two;1,052
Ezra 2:38 the sons of Pashhur,one thousand two hundred and forty-seven;1,247
Ezra 2:39 the sons of Harim,one thousand and seventeen.1,017
Ezra 2:40 The Levites: the sons of Jeshua and Kadmiel, of the sons of [j]Hodaviah,seventy-four.74Ezra 2:40 Judah, Ezra 3:9, or Hodevah, Neh. 7:43
Ezra 2:41 The singers: the sons of Asaph,one hundred and twenty-eight.128
Ezra 2:42 The sons of the gatekeepers: the sons of Shallum, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, and the sons of Shobai,one hundred and thirty-nine in all.139
Ezra 2:43 The Nethinim: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hasupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
Ezra 2:44 the sons of Keros, the sons of [k]Siaha, the sons of Padon,
Ezra 2:45 the sons of Lebanah, the sons of Hagabah, the sons of Akkub,
Ezra 2:46 the sons of Hagab, the sons of Shalmai, the sons of Hanan,
Ezra 2:47 the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar, the sons of Reaiah,
Ezra 2:48 the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda, the sons of Gazzam,
Ezra 2:49 the sons of Uzza, the sons of Paseah, the sons of Besai,
Ezra 2:50 the sons of Asnah, the sons of Meunim, the sons of [l]Nephusim,
Ezra 2:51 the sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
Ezra 2:52 the sons of [m]Bazluth, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
Ezra 2:53 the sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Tamah,
Ezra 2:54 the sons of Neziah, and the sons of Hatipha.
Ezra 2:55 The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of [n]Peruda,
Ezra 2:56 the sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
Ezra 2:57 the sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth of Zebaim, and the sons of [o]Ami.
Ezra 2:58 All the Nethinim and the children of Solomon’s servants
three hundred and ninety-two.392Ezra 2:44 Sia, Neh. 7:47

Ezra 2:50 Nephishesim, Neh. 7:52

Ezra 2:52 Bazlith, Neh. 7:54

Ezra 2:55 Perida, Neh. 7:57

Ezra 2:57 Amon, Neh. 7:59

Ezra 2:59 And these were the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, [p]Addan, and Immer; but they could not [q]identify their father’s house or their [r]genealogy, whether they were of Israel:
Ezra 2:60 the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, and the sons of Nekoda, six hundred and fifty-two;
Ezra 2:61 and of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of [s]Koz, and the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name.
THOSE UNABLE TO [q] IDENTIFY (Addon, Neh 7:61) THEIR FATHER’S HOUSE OR (TELL) THEIR [r] GENEALOGY (Lit. SEED)NUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
Ezra 2:60 the sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, and the sons of Nekoda,six hundred and fifty-two;652
Ezra 2:61 and of the sons of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of [s]Koz, and the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite, and was called by their name.42,360Ezra 2:61 Or Hakkoz
Ezra 2:62 These sought their listing among those who were registered by genealogy, but they were not found; therefore they were excluded from the priesthood as defiled.
Ezra 2:63 And the governor (Heb. Tirshatha) said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things till a priest could consult with the Urim and Thummim.
Ezra 2:64 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,
TOTALNUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
Ezra 2:64 THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY TOGETHERforty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,42,360

Ezra 2:65 besides their male and female servants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred men and women singers.
THE SERVANTSNUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
PLUS…Ezra 2:65 besides their male and female servants,seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven; and they had two hundred men and women singers.7,337
200

Ezra 2:66 Their horses were seven hundred and thirty-six, their mules two hundred and forty-five,
Ezra 2:67 their camels four hundred and thirty-five, and their donkeys six thousand seven hundred and twenty.
ANIMALSNUMBER’S COUNT IN SPELLINGSNUMBER’S COUNT IN NUMBERSALTERNATE SPELLINGS OF NAMES IN OTHER BOOKS AND VERSES
HORSESSeven hundred and thirty-six736
MULESTwo hundred and forty-five245
CAMELSFour hundred and thirty-five435
DONKEYSSix thousand seven hundred and twenty6,720

Ezra 2:68 Some of the heads of the fathers’ houses, when they came to the house of the Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) which is in Jerusalem, offered freely for the house of God (‘ĕlōhîm), to erect it in its place:
Ezra 2:69 According to their ability, they gave to the treasury for the work sixty-one thousand gold drachmas, five thousand minas of silver, and one hundred priestly garments.
GOLDSILVERPRIESTLY GARMENTS
61,000 gold drachmas5,000 minas of silver100 priestly garments

Ezra 2:70 So the priests and the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the Nethinim, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
  • Why so much attention to the documentation of the numbers? Because God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the sand of the sea. So far, it’s been two steps forward and three steps back. God will have to take drastic steps to bring them to the point they will turn from their evil ways. That day will be the day Jesus returns to set up His kingdom in Jerusalem.
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