Ezra, a descendant of Aaron (7:1-5
), and a priest and a scribe skilled in the law of Moses (7:6
Time of Writing:
After 457 B.C.
Place of Writing:
Time Period Covered:
This book covers a period of about eighty-two years, from 539 B.C. to 457 B.C., from the first year of Cyrus the king of Persia (1:1
) to the first day of the first month following the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king of Persia (10:17