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Facts About Ezra and Nehemiah
—A simple list

Ezra and Nehemiah

Ezra

  • A scribe and priest.
  • His memoirs are in the Bible book bearing his name.
  • Contemporary of Nehemiah.
  • Led the second wave of exiles back to Jerusalem.
  • Brought about religious revival and restoration.

Nehemiah

  • Cup-bearer to the Persian king Artaxerxes.
  • A "govenor" or man of authority and title.
  • Also a man of great integrity and humility.
  • His memoirs are in the Bible book bearing his name.
  • Not mentioned in the Bible outside his own book.
  • Son of Hacaliah (as distinct from two other Nehemiahs).
  • Contemporary of the prophet Malachi.
  • Contemporary of Ezra the priest and scribe.
  • Led the third wave of exiles back to Jerusalem.
  • Completed the rebuilding of Jerusalem's walls and gates.

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