4 Facts About Ezra

1. Ezra came to Jerusalem "in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the King".

2. In Rabbinic traditions, Ezra is metaphorically referred to as the "flowers that appear on the earth" signifying the springtime in the national history of Judaism.

3. Ezra, known as "Ezra the scribe" in Chazalic literature, is a highly respected figure in Judaism.

4. Book of Ezra describes how he led a group of Judean exiles living in Babylon to their home city of Jerusalem where he is said to have enforced observance of the Torah.