1. Exposition

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Ezra 10:18–44 (ESV)

18 Now there were found some of the sons of the priests who had married foreign women: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah, some of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brothers.

It is interesting to note that among the men involved were the descendants of Jeshua. Jeshua was the high priest who came back to Jerusalem in the first return (Ezra 2:2). He played an influential role in building the altar (Ezra 3:2) as well as supervising the rebuilding of the temple foundations (Ezra 3:8–9). Despite his commitment to the Lord, some of his and his brother’s descendants were involved in marrying foreign women.