And in the days of Artaxerxes(A) king of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel and the rest of his associates wrote a letter to Artaxerxes. The letter was written in Aramaic script and in the Aramaic(B) language.[a][b]

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  1. Ezra 4:7 Or written in Aramaic and translated
  2. Ezra 4:7 The text of 4:8–6:18 is in Aramaic.

14 So the elders of the Jews continued to build and prosper under the preaching(A) of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah, a descendant of Iddo. They finished building the temple according to the command of the God of Israel and the decrees of Cyrus,(B) Darius(C) and Artaxerxes,(D) kings of Persia.

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