Ezra now comes – why didn’t he come with Zerubabbel before the Temple was built? What do we know about Ezra? What description would we receive? Why was Artaxerxes (“king of kings” v.12) so generous? (see v.23) Did Artaxerxes believe in the true God? Note, “the hand of the LORD my God was upon me” (v.9, 28) Is this still true today?