Then I sent for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, leading men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.
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Ezra fittingly arranged that before he began so great a journey, he might carefully provide for himself a sufficient supply of ministers of God’s house in order to carry out those things that were necessary for the needs of the temple when he arrived in Jerusalem.
Sent. Septuagint, "to Eliezer", in order to give them his orders what to say to Eddo, who presided at Chasphia, as the sequel shews.
Wise men, instructors of the people, (2 Paralipomenon xxxv. 3.; Calmet) Levites. (Menochius)