Introduction to Ezra

7 Nov 2018 Book of Ezra

Name: Ezra

Division: Old Testament

Category: History

Purpose: To show God’s faithfulness and the way he kept his promise to restore his people to their land

Book No in BIBLE: 15

In Old Testament: 15

In History: 10

No. of Chapters: 10

No. of Verses: 280

Author: Ezra

Date Written: Approx. 450 BC

Place of Writing: Jerusalem

History Covered: 538 – 450 BC

Audience: People of Israel

Ezra Statistics

Based on its weight of 10 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and History. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in History: 249

  • % of Ezra

Key Verse

And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat,

And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel. (6:21, 22)

Key People





Darius I

Artaxerxes I


Key Places

Medo Persia