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 One might understand the responsibility of Zarahemla's ancestors (Zedekiah's descendants) to keep alive their connection to royalty, however it is also worthy of note that according to the prophet Ezra, "a priest who could not trace his genealogy was not admitted to the ministry." (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Genealogy Department. Seeking after our Dead: Our Greatest Responsibility, Genealogical Society of Utah, 1928, p. 115.)