<p style=”text-align: left;”>The book of Ezra starts off with Cyrus the king of Persia helping the exiles to return and to the whole list of names of all of the exiles that returned and the rebuilding of the altar and of the temple. The opposition they faced in rebuilding with the new opposition of the new king artacerxes in Persia tattenais letter to king Darius ten decree of king Darius into the completion and dedication of the temple. The Passover being reinstated, Ezra going to Jerusalem, his prayer about inter marriages, the people’s confession of their sin and finally those guilty of inter marriages.
The book of Nehemiah starts off with him asking hanani one of his Jewish brothers about the condition of Jerusalem. He then told him that the walls had been broken down and the gates had been burned with fire. Then Nehemiah began to pray for Jerusalem then he received instructions on how to rebuild the walls for Jerusalem. Then king sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem and he inspects the wall of Jerusalem. They start to rebuild the wall and started to face opposition in rebuilding and how they overcame it; the completion of the wall and the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem and finally into Nehemiah’s final reforms.</p>