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.
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.
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