Much later, when Artaxerxes was king of Persia, Ezra came to Jerusalem from Babylonia. Ezra was the son of Seraiah and the grandson of Azariah. His other ancestors were Hilkiah, Shallum, Zadok, Ahitub, Amariah, Azariah, Meraioth, Zerahiah, Uzzi, Bukki, Abishua, Phinehas, Eleazar, and Aaron, the high priest. Ezra was an expert in the Law that the Lord God of Israel had given to Moses, and the Lord made sure that the king gave Ezra everything he asked for.
After these things, during the rule of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra came up [C Ezra’s coming is not actually stated until v. 6] from Babylon [C if this refers to Artaxerxes I, then chapter seven takes place around 458 bc, about fifty-eight years after chapter six, but some date the events differently] as the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
13 By the commandment of the king, Ezra and his companions come to Jerusalem. 27 He giveth thanks to God. Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, was Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
Many years later, when Artaxerxes was emperor of Persia, there was a man named Ezra. He traced his ancestors back to Aaron, the High Priest, as follows: Ezra was the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,
Here is the genealogy of Ezra, who traveled from Babylon to Jerusalem during the reign of King Artaxerxes of Persia: Ezra was the son of Seriah; Seriah was the son of Azariah; Azariah was the son of Hilkiah; Hilkiah was the son of Shallum; Shallum was the son of Zadok; Zadok was the son of Ahitub; Ahitub was the son of Amariah; Amariah was the son of Meraioth; Meraioth was the son of Zerahiah; Zerahiah was the son of Uzzi; Uzzi was the son of Bukki; Bukki was the son of Abishua; Abishua was the son of Phinehas; Phinehas was the son of Eleazar; Eleazar was the son of Aaron, the chief priest.
After all this, Ezra. It was during the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia. Ezra was the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the high priest.
After all these things had happened, Ezra came up to Jerusalem from Babylon. It was during the rule of Artaxerxes. He was king of Persia. Ezra was the son of Seraiah. Seraiah was the son of Azariah. Azariah was the son of Hilkiah.
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