The Bene Azgad returned with Zerub babel from the captivity (Ezra ii. 12; Neh. vii. 17). Their number is variously given as 1,222 (Ezra ii. 12), 2, 322 (Neh. vii. 17), 1,322 (I Esd. v. 13, where the form given to the name is "Astad"). Subsequently 110 more came up with Ezra (Ezra viii. 12; I Esd. viii. 38, "Astath"). Azgad signed the covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. x. 16).

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