New Living Translation
By March 27, the first day of the new year, they had finished dealing with all the men who had married pagan wives.
King James Bible
And they made an end with all the men that had taken strange wives by the first day of the first month.
Darby Bible Translation
And they ended with all the men that had taken foreign wives by the first day of the first month.
World English Bible
They made an end with all the men who had married foreign women by the first day of the first month.
Young's Literal Translation
and they finish with all the men who have settled strange women unto the first day of the first month.
Ezra 10:17 Parallel
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Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
So this was the plan they followed. Ezra selected leaders to represent their families, designating each of the representatives by name. On December 29, the leaders sat down to investigate the matter.
These are the priests who had married pagan wives: From the family of Jeshua son of Jehozadak and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah.
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