Ezra 7:1-10 NLT

1 Many years later, during the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia, a there was a man named Ezra. He was the son b of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,

References for Ezra 7:1

    • } 7:1 - Artaxerxes reigned 465<196>424 <MS>B.C.</I>
    • ~ 7:1 - Or <I>descendant;</I> see 1 Chr 6:14.
      2 son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub,
      3 son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son c of Meraioth,

      References for Ezra 7:3

        •  7:3 - Or <I>descendant;</I> see 1 Chr 6:6-10.
          4 son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki,
          5 son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the high priest.
          6 This Ezra was a scribe, well versed in the law of Moses, which the LORD, the God of Israel, had given to the people of Israel. He came up to Jerusalem from Babylon, and the king gave him everything he asked for, because the gracious hand of the LORD his God was on him.
          7 Some of the people of Israel, as well as some of the priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and Temple servants, traveled up to Jerusalem with him in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes' reign.
          8 Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August d of that year.

          References for Ezra 7:8

            • € 7:8 - Hebrew <I>in the fifth month.</I> This month of the Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in August and September 458 <MS>B.C.</I>
              9 He had left Babylon on April 8 e and came to Jerusalem on August 4, f for the gracious hand of his God was on him.

              References for Ezra 7:9

                •  7:9 - Hebrew <I>on the first day of the first month,</I> of the Hebrew calendar. This event occurred on April 8, 458 <MS>B.C.</I>; also see note on 3:1.
                • ‚ 7:9 - Hebrew <I>on the first day of the fifth month,</I> of the Hebrew calendar. This event occurred on August 4, 458 <MS>B.C.</I>; also see note on 3:1.
                  10 This was because Ezra had determined to study and obey the law of the LORD and to teach those laws and regulations to the people of Israel.