Chronologically, Ezra picks up over a century after the conclusion of Second Kings and Second Chronicles. (The books of Esther and Daniel give us some insight into what happened during this time, when the people lived in Babylonian captivity.
(Nehemiah was a contemporary of Ezra and led the rebuilding of the wall around Jerusalem.)
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