Why were those mentioned in Ezra 2:59 not able to prove their genealogy?

While all the others who returned from Babylon have their numbers and genealogy mentioned, those coming from these particular towns have not.

Ezra 2:59

NKJV - 59 And these were the ones who came up from Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Cherub, Addan, and Immer; but they could not identify their father's house or their genealogy, whether they were of Israel:

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
This is an interesting question, Elisabeth!

We don’t know for sure. All we know is that the Jewish leaders had already rejected the professed Jews who had been in exile in Babylon (Ezra 2:59-63), so they weren’t about to accept the people of the land who obviously didn’t belong to the covenant nation and couldn’t prove their Jewish lineage. Wiersbe

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