Ezra 2:2

They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:

Is this the same Nehemiah who wrote the book of Nehemiah?

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The first return of Jews from Babylonian captivity occurred about 538/537 BC in the first regnal year of Cyrus (Ezra 1:1-4). However, the Nehemiah who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in was during the reign of Artaxerxes about 90 years later.

Note the comments the Cambridge commentary on Ezra 2:2 -

Nehemiah] not to be confounded with the better known Nehemiah, who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem 90 years later, 445 b.c.

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