Ezra 10, How were the women and children supported?

Question: Hi, PJ, how were the pagan women and children supported once they were divorced by the Israelite men in Ezra 10? Answer: We do not have any insight from the Biblical record about their support. That does not mean there was none, but this chapter's focus is on the repentance of Israel. These women and children were sent back to their families in the surrounding nations. I think it is reasonable to assume that there were dowries given in these marriages, which the families would then use to support them as they returned. -PJ