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ATER:

  • 1. A family that returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra ii. 16; Neh. vii. 21), the head of which signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 18). In I Esd. v. 15, Ater is called Aterezias.
  • 2. Doorkeepers of the Temple, who returned with Zerubbabel (Ezra ii. 42; Neh. vii. 45); called "sons of Jatal" in I Esd. v. 28.
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