In this chapter we have the lineage and character of Ezra described, \\#Ezr 7:1-6\\, his expedition to Jerusalem, and of many others with him, \\#Ezr 7:7-10\\, a copy of the commission King Artaxerxes gave him to execute, \\#Ezr 7:11-26\\, and his thankfulness, \\#Ezr 7:27,28\\.
and the dedication of it, and keeping the passover:
\\in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia\\; in the seventh year of his reign, \\#Ezr 7:7,8\\, who is the same with Darius in the preceding chapter; so Jarchi and Aben Ezra; \\See Gill on "Ezr 6:14"\\.
\\Ezra the son of Seraiah\\; the high priest slain by Nebuchadnezzar \\#Jer 52:24,27\\, this Ezra was a younger son of his, brother to Josedech, and uncle to Joshua, who were high priests in succession; his pedigree is carried in the ascending line up to Aaron, in this and the four following verses; only six generations, for brevity sake, are omitted, between Azariah and Meraioth, which may be supplied from \\#1Ch 6:7-10\\, \\See Gill on "1Ch 6:3\\. 20133-950205-1547-Ezr7.2