Book of Ezra and Nehemiah is a book in the Hebrew Bible found in the Ketuvim segment. In the Old Testament Bibles the book was isolated in the third century CE into two separate books, the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.
The book’s cover the period from the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE to the second 50% of the fifth century BCE, and recounts the progressive missions to Jerusalem of Zerubbabel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, and their endeavors to reestablish the love of the God of Israel and to make a purged Jewish community. The story is very schematic, each phase of the rebuilding taking after a similar example: God “mixes up” the Persian ruler, the lord commissions a Jewish pioneer to attempt an errand, the pioneer conquers resistance and succeeds, and achievement is set apart by an awesome get together.
In the nineteenth century and for a great part of the twentieth, it was trusted that Chronicles and Ezra–Nehemiah originated from a similar creator or hover of creators (like the customary view which held Ezra to be the creator of each of the three), however the typical view among current researchers is that the contrasts amongst Chronicles and Ezra–Nehemiah are more prominent than the likenesses, and that Ezra–Nehemiah itself had a long history of piece from many sources, extending from the mid fourth century down to the Hellenistic period
The Book of Ezra and Nehemiah Summary