Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Walter Roehrs

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ezra 1:1-4; Ezra 5:16; Ezra 1:8; Ezra 4:1-5; Ezra 5:1-2; Ezra 5:3; Ezra 5:17; Ezra 6: 1-12; Ezra 6 :15; Ezra 7:1-5; Ezra 7: 14, 25; Nehemiah 8:9; Nehemiah 2:1-10; Nehemiah 2:9; Nehemiah 6:15; Nehemiah 13:6; Nehemiah 13:7; Nehemiah 13:28; Nehemiah 13:5; Nehemiah 13:10-13; Nehemiah 13:8,28; Nehemiah 13:25-27; Haggai 1:2 , 9; Haggai 2:6-19; Ezra 4:6- 24; Ezra 7:12-26; Nehemiah 8:9; Nehemiah 12:26, 36; Ezra 9:9; Ezra 8:1-20; Nehemiah 3:1-32; Ezra 10:1-5; Nehemiah 13 :23-28; Ezra 10:6; Nehemiah 12:10,22; Nehemiah 3:1;


In this study the question of the relationship of these two men is approached on the basis the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God. This proposition is accepted as true whether the author of a particular book is known or not. At the same time it is assumed that misunderstandings of later scribes may have rearranged the text or that simple errors of dittography and haplography may have occurred. Aside from the possibilities of such textual errors, the original writer is given credit for knowing what he was trying to write. The attempt will be to understand the text in its present form and to resort to reconstructions only if absolutely necessary.

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