7 During the time of [King] Artaxerxes of Persia,a Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his colleagues wrote to King Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.bc

References for Ezra 4:7

    • i 4:7 - Artaxerxes reigned 465-425 b.c.
    • j 4:7 - Lit translated. Aramaic:
    • k 4:7 - Ezr 4:8-6:18 is written in Aram.