1. Exposition

From whom did these servants of Solomon descend?

Ezra 2:55–58 (ESV)

55 The sons of Solomon’s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Hassophereth, the sons of Peruda,

It may be that these servants were descendants of the bond-servants mentioned in 1 Kings 9:20 and 2 Chronicles 8:7. Most probably, they were the descendants of prisoners of war who were then sentenced to perform services at or around the temple.