Ezra & Nehemiah

Ezra & Nehemiah

Cyrus decrees that Jews may return to Jerusalem (Ezra 1:1-4)

Approx. 538 BC

Temple altar is rebuilt (Ezra 3:1-6)

Approx. 536 BC

Temple rebuilding stopped (Ezra 4:4-5, 24)

535 BC - 520 BC

Haggai & Zechariah prophesy and work continues (Hag 1; Zech 1-6, Ezra 5:1-2)

Approx. 520 BC

Zerubbabel's temple is completed (Ezra 6:15)

Approx. 515 BC

Ezra leads a group of exiles to Jerusalem (Ezra 7:7-8)

Approx. 458 bc

Nehemiah sent to rebuilt walls of Jerusalem (Neh 2:1-10)

Approx. 444 BC

Ezra reads the Law (Neh 8:1-18)

Approx. 443 BC

Persian Emperors of the Time

Cyrus II (The Great)

559 BC - 530 BC

Cyrus conquers Babylonian Empire

Approx. 539 BC

Cambyses

530 bc - 521 bc

Darius I (The Great)

521 BC - 486 BC

Xerxes

486 BC - 465 BC

Artexerxes

465 bc - 424 bc