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So all Israel was registered by genealogies, and these were written in the book of the kings of Israel. And Judah was led into exile to Babylon for their unfaithfulness.

Now the first ones to dwell in their possessions in their cities were children of Israel, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

A Post-Exilic Genealogy(A)

Some of the sons of Judah dwelt in Jerusalem alongside some of the sons of Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh:

Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the sons of Perez the son of Judah;

of the Shilonites:

Asaiah the firstborn and his sons;

of the sons of Zerah:

Jeuel and their brothers, six hundred and ninety.

Those of the sons of Benjamin were

Sallu the son of Meshullam, the son of Hodaviah, the son of Hassenuah;

Ibneiah the son of Jeroham; Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Mikri; Meshullam the son of Shephatiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;

and their brothers according to their generations, nine hundred and fifty-six. All these men were heads of families according to their fathers’ houses.

10 Those of the priests were

Jedaiah, Jehoiarib, Jakin;

11 Azariah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, the head official of the house of God;

12 Adaiah the son of Jeroham, the son of Pashhur, the son of Malkijah; Maasai the son of Adiel, the son of Jahzerah, the son of Meshullam, the son of Meshillemith, the son of Immer;

13 and their brothers, heads of the houses of their fathers, one thousand seven hundred and sixty very able men for the work of the service of the house of God.

14 Those of the Levites were

Shemaiah the son of Hasshub, the son of Azrikam, the son of Hashabiah, of the sons of Merari; 15 Bakbakkar, Heresh, Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Mika, the son of Zikri, the son of Asaph; 16 Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun; Berekiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.

17 Now the gatekeepers were

Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman, and their brothers (Shallum was the head officer 18 who until then had served at the king’s eastern gate). They were the gatekeepers for the camps of the Levites. 19 Shallum the son of Kore, the son of Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his brothers from his father’s house, the Korahites, were over the work of the service, gatekeepers of the tabernacle. Their fathers had been over the camp of the Lord, guards at the entrance. 20 Phinehas the son of Eleazar was the official over them in previous times, and the Lord was with him. 21 Zechariah the son of Meshelemiah was gatekeeper at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

22 All those chosen as gatekeepers were two hundred and twelve. They were registered by their genealogy in their villages. Now David and Samuel the seer established them in their trusted offices. 23 So they and their sons were in charge of the gates of the house of the Lord, that is, the house of the tabernacle, as guards. 24 The gatekeepers were on four sides: east, west, north, and south. 25 Their brothers in their villages were to come for seven days from time to time to serve with them. 26 For in their trusted offices the four main gatekeepers who were Levites had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. 27 They spent the night around the house of God, for the watch was entrusted to them, and they were responsible for opening it every morning.

28 Some of them were in charge of the vessels of service, that they should bring them in and out by number. 29 Some others were appointed over the furnishings and all the implements of the sanctuary as well as the fine flour, the wine, the oil, the frankincense, and the spices. 30 And some of the sons of the priests mixed the ointment of the spices. 31 Mattithiah, one of the Levites (he was the firstborn of Shallum the Korahite), was entrusted with making the flat cakes. 32 Others of the sons of the Kohathites and from their brothers were given charge over the showbread to prepare it every Sabbath.

33 Now these are the singers, heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites, who stayed in the temple chambers, free from other service, because they were occupied with the work day and night.

34 These were the heads of the fathers’ houses of the Levites according to their generations, leaders, who dwelt in Jerusalem.

The Genealogy of Saul(B)

35 Now Jeiel the father of Gibeon,

whose wife’s name was Maakah, dwelt in Gibeon. 36 His firstborn son was Abdon, then Zur, Kish, Baal, Ner, Nadab, 37 Gedor, Ahio, Zechariah, and Mikloth. 38 Mikloth became the father of Shimeam. These also dwelt in Jerusalem with their own families near their brothers.

39 Ner became the father of Kish; Kish the father of Saul; Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua, Abinadab, and Esh-Baal.

40 The son of Jonathan was

Merib-Baal, and Merib-Baal became the father of Micah.

41 The sons of Micah were

Pithon, Melek, Tahrea, and Ahaz.

42 Ahaz became the father of Jarah, and Jarah the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri became the father of Moza, 43 and Moza became the father of Binea, Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his son, and Azel his son.

44 Azel had six sons, and these were their names:

Azrikam, Bokeru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah, and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.