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For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month he arrived at Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God on him. Bible

“on the first day of the fifth month he arrived.” So the trip from Persia to Jerusalem took Ezra exactly 4 lunar months. This would be very close to the amount of time it would have taken the magi to go from Persia to Jerusalem (Matt. 2:1).


Commentary for: Ezra 7:9