1 A leader of the postexilic community who signed the covenant to keep the law (Neh 10:14); he is probably understood as the head of the family groups below. He may also be the father of Hassub, one who worked to repair the walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Neh 3:11). 2 A large family group with two branches (the “descendants of Jeshua” and the “descendants of Joab”) who returned with Zerubbabel from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:6; Neh 7:11). 3 A much smaller family group who returned with Ezra (Ezra 8:4). 4 A family group of which eight members took foreign wives. All of these family groups may be parts of the same clan.