Then, when the letter from King Artaxerxes was read, Rehum and the scribe Shimshai and their associates went quickly to Jerusalem, with cavalry and a large number of armed troops, and began to hinder the builders. And the building of the temple in Jerusalem stopped until the second year of the reign of King Darius of the Persians.
(1 Esdras 2:30)
Hi, Im not too familiar with the books of Esdras so I thought I’d ask here. :ehh:
Is this person referred to here Darius 1 (522 - 486 bc) or Darius 2 (424 - 404 bc) I’m assuming its the former. However there are some who tell me it is the latter king. Does Esdras shed any more light on this matter than the books of Ezra and Nehemiah?