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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:

Clarify Share Report Asked April 12 2014 Mini Elisabeth Woltman

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