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What year did Ezra leave Babylon and arrive in Jerusalem?

Ezra 7:8 says it was "the seventh year of Artaxerxes." What year was that?

Ezra 7:8

NKJV - 8 And Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

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Stringio Joseph Wade Turner Christian, Sunday School Teacher, Actor, Health Food Worker
According to some of the websites that I have looked at regarding the Persian kings and how they line up in the Bible, this particular Artaxerxes we are referring to goes by the Persian name Ardeshier Deraz Dast. He ruled between 464-423 B.C. So, seven years into his reign would have been about 457 B.C. 

Hope this helps.

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