Ezra . After repeated warnings from Gods prophets , Israel and Judah chose to reject their Lord and worship foreign gods . God was true to his promise and brought the Assyrians and Babylonians to issues the chastisement upon wayward Israel and Judah.
Nehemiah. The cup bearer . At the most critical juncture in judah’s revitalization , God raised up Nehemiah to exercise one of the most trusted roles in the empire , the kings cup bearer and confidant under king Artaxerxes . The advantage for Nehemiah’s relationship to the king and Gods plan to rebuit the walls of Jerusalem despite the present rulers of that land.