Ezra 7:8
New International Version
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.

New Living Translation
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August of that year.

English Standard Version
And Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Berean Study Bible
Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.

King James Bible
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

New King James Version
And Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

New American Standard Bible
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

NASB 1995
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

NASB 1977
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Amplified Bible
Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.

Christian Standard Bible
Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, during the seventh year of the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ezra came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, during the seventh year of the king.

American Standard Version
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, this is the seventh year for the King.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, this was the seventh year of the king.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, in the seventh year of the king.

English Revised Version
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In that same year in the fifth month, Ezra arrived in Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
He arrived in Jerusalem during the fifth month of the seventh year of the king's reign.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Literal Standard Version
And he comes to Jerusalem in the fifth month, that [is in] the seventh year of the king,

NET Bible
He entered Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king.

New Heart English Bible
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

World English Bible
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.

Young's Literal Translation
And he cometh in to Jerusalem in the fifth month, that is in the seventh year of the king,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Ezra Goes Up to Jerusalem
7So in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes, he went up to Jerusalem with some of the Israelites, including priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and temple servants. 8Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in the fifth month of the seventh year of the king. 9He had begun the journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month, and he arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month, for the gracious hand of his God was upon him.…

Cross References
Ezra 7:7
So in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes, he went up to Jerusalem with some of the Israelites, including priests, Levites, singers, gatekeepers, and temple servants.

Ezra 7:9
He had begun the journey from Babylon on the first day of the first month, and he arrived in Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month, for the gracious hand of his God was upon him.


Treasury of Scripture

And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.









(8) In the seventh year.--The repeated notes of time must be marked. The journey itself comes afterwards: it is here indicated as having occupied four months. Ezra's company also is summarised beforehand, according to the manner of this book.

Verse 8. - And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month. From the ninth verse it appears that the first day of the first month - the opening day of the year - was selected for the commencement of the journey. This was no doubt viewed as an auspicious day for beginning an important undertaking. The time occupied on the way was exactly four months, which is longer than might have been supposed to be necessary. Herodotus reckoned it a three months journey from Sardis to Susa (ver. 53), and the younger Cyrus conducted an army from Ephesus to Cunaxa, near Babylon, in ninety- three marching days (Xen, 'Anab' 2 1, § 6) - the distance in either case being considerably more than that from Babylon to Jerusalem, even supposing the route followed to have been by Balis and Aleppo. But a caravan, like an army, requires rests; and we hear of one such rest at Ahava (Ezra 8:15). Cyrus gave his troops more days of rest than of movement, and took half the year to reach Cunaxa from Ephesus. We need not be surprised, therefore, that Ezra's journey occupied four months. Some delay must almost certainly have been caused by the perils of the route (see Ezra 8:31).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Ezra arrived
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

in Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

in the fifth
הַחֲמִישִׁ֑י (ha·ḥă·mî·šî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2549: Fifth, a fifth

month
בַּחֹ֣דֶשׁ (ba·ḥō·ḏeš)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2320: The new moon, a month

of the seventh
הַשְּׁבִיעִ֖ית (haš·šə·ḇî·‘îṯ)
Article | Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7637: Seventh (an ordinal number)

year
שְׁנַ֥ת (šə·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

of the king.
לַמֶּֽלֶךְ׃ (lam·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king


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