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66 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

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66 The congregation all together was 42,360,

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66 The whole assembly together totaled 42,360.

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66 “The entire assembly numbered 42,360,

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66-69 There were 42,360 who returned, in addition to 7,337 servants, and 245 musicians. Altogether, they brought with them 736 horses, 245 mules, 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

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66 The whole congregation together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 All the multitude as it were one man, forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,

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66-67 All together, there were 42,360 people in the group who came back. This is not counting their 7337 men and women slaves. They also had 245 men and women singers with them.

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Totals of People and Gifts

66 The whole assembly together was 42,360,

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Totals of People and Gifts

66 The whole assembly together was 42,360,

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66 The total ·number of those who returned was [assembly/group numbered] 42,360.

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66 All the Congregation together was two and forty thousand, three hundred and threescore,

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The Total of the People and Animals Returning from Exile

66 The whole assembly totaled 42,360.

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66-69 Total number of exiles who returned - 42,360.

  • Their male and female servants - 7,337
  • Male and female musicians - 245
  • Horses - 736
  • Mules - 245
  • Camels - 435
  • Donkeys - 6,720
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66 The whole combined assembly numbered42,360
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66 The whole congregation united as one man was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

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66 The whole congregation together was forty and two thousand three hundred and threescore,

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66 All of the assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 There was a total of 42,360 citizens who returned to Judah at that time;

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66-69 The total count for the congregation was 42,360. That did not include the male and female slaves who numbered 7,337. There were also 245 male and female singers. And there were 736 horses, 245 mules, 435 camels, and 6,720 donkeys.

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The Total of the People and Animals Returning from Exile

66 The whole assembly totaled 42,360.

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Total of People and Gifts

66 The whole assembly together was 42,360,

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66 The total number of those who returned was 42,360.

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66 The entire group numbered 42,360,

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66 The total number of the entire group that returned was 42,360.

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66 The whole company numbered 42,360,

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66 The whole company numbered 42,360,

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66 Altogether the whole assembly was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 There were 42,360 people in all,

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66 So a total of 42,360 people returned to Judah,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,

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66 The kol hakahal together was 42,360,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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Much like the Urim and Thummim, the exact identity of this book of the law (8:3) cannot be positively known. Most assume this law is some form of the Pentateuch, the first 5 books of the Old Testament. Those books are the foundational principles for the Jews’ proper worship of God, containing some 613 specific laws, so it is likely the text (or at the very least the knowledge) of the Pentateuch would have survived the exile because of its importance. Priests would have cared for it and not let the laws be completely forgotten among their people.

Because of their separation from Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, proper worship of God has been impossible during the exile. After 100 years in foreign lands, the layperson may have remembered to observe the major laws such as “Do not murder,” but the details of festivals and Sabbath observance are surely forgotten. So, many years later, it only takes half a day of reading to remind the Jews of their covenant with God and reinvigorate them to serve Him.

Not much is known about these ancient divination devices called Urim and Thummim. They are first mentioned in Exodus as 28:30 when God is giving Moses instructions on the clothing for the high priest. These tools were to be carried in the breast piece of judgment, and presumably were only used by the high priest. Suggestions as to their form and function come from the discovery of similar devices in other cultures of the ancient Near East. They may have been flat stones painted different colors, metal objects engraved with symbols, large dice, small sticks, or anything else imaginable. However they may have relayed God’s will, they were clearly effective tools used to discover God’s will in political situations.

66 When our census was complete, we numbered 42,360,

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66 The whole assembly together was forty-two thousand three hundred sixty,

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66 All the multitude as one man, two and forty thousand six hundred and sixty, (So all the multitude together, were forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty,)

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66 All the assembly together [is] four myriads two thousand three hundred and sixty,

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