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Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, [a]Seraiah, [b]Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, [c]Mispar, Bigvai, [d]Rehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:

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  1. Ezra 2:2 Azariah, Neh. 7:7
  2. Ezra 2:2 Raamiah, Neh. 7:7
  3. Ezra 2:2 Mispereth, Neh. 7:7
  4. Ezra 2:2 Nehum, Neh. 7:7

they came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the fathers’ houses, and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as you do; and we have sacrificed to Him (A)since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.”

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But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of the fathers’ houses of Israel said to them, (A)“You may do nothing with us to build a [a]house for our God; but we alone will build to the Lord God of Israel, as (B)King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.”

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  1. Ezra 4:3 Temple

So (A)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of [a]Jozadak rose up and began to build the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and (B)the prophets of God were with them, helping them.

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  1. Ezra 5:2 Jehozadak, 1 Chr. 6:14