Ezra Nehemiah

Dates

the decree of Cyrus

538 BC

Ezra 1:1

the foundation is built

536 BC

Ezra 3:8. Start building but are stopped

start rebuilding the temple

520 BC

Ezra 4:24, through prophesying of Haggai and zacheriah they start rebuilding the temple

temple is finished

516 BC

Ezra 6:15

???

458 BC

Ezra 7:7

The walls are rebuilt

445 BC

Nehemiah's return Neh 2:1. The walls are rebuilt

Nehemiah returns to Babylon

433 BC

Nehemiah returns to the king in babylon neh 13:61. we're told he's gone for some time, but not for how long

Rulers Of Persia

cyrus

559 BC - 530 BC

Cambyses II

530 BC - 522 BC

Bardiya/Smerdis

522 BC

Darius 1

522 BC - 486 BC

Generally believed to be when the temple was finished

Xerxes

486 BC - 465 BC

In Esther

Artaxerxes 1

465 BC - 424 BC

4:23-24 - when read chronological

Darius II

424 BC - 404 BC

Neh 12:22. not darius the first because the priests written are contemperaries with Nehemiah. Sometime in his reign the book is finished. Some people think this may have been when the temple was finsihed (4:6)

Artaxerxes II

404 BC - 359 BC

AFTER

Artaxerxes III

359 BC - 338 BC

Arses III

338 BC - 336 BC

Darius III

336 BC - 330 BC

Other

Tattenai

520 BC - 502 BC

governonr of the province 'beyond the river'

Rebellions in Egypt

464 BC - 454 BC

lasted 10 years. Ezra went back, probably to gain favour in that region

Rebellion of general

449 BC - 446 BC

The general that put down the Egypt rebellion, then turns around and starts a rebliion himself (the queen ordered him to burn the city he had already won, probably other stuff too)