1. Exposition

What do the quantities of the horses and donkeys indicate about the wealth distribution among the exiles?

Ezra 2:66–67 (ESV)

66 Their horses were 736, their mules were 245,

The 736 horses would have been owned by wealthy people. The 6,720 donkeys would have been owned by the poorer people. Thus, even though there was wealth among the exiles, the majority of them were probably quite poor.1