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Appendix: Timeline of the Post-Exilic Period

 

KINGS Cyrus I
(550-530)
Cambyses II
(530-522)
Darius I
(522-486)
Xerxes I
(Ahasuerus)
(486-465)
Artaxerxes I
(465-424)
PROPHETS Obadiah
then Joel,
early
post-exilic
Haggai (520) Zechariah (519)   Malachi (430)

DATES


  538
Cyrus’
decree
516
second
temple built
      400
close
of OT
HISTORICAL BOOKS Ezra 1-6
first and second returns
  Esther Ezra 7-10
Nehemiah
third return
 

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