Second Chronicles 29 through Nehemiah 2 presents an interesting period in the life of Israel. The text seems to indicate that there are at least three different periods of return. First, there is the return under the leadership of Zerubbabel (Ezra 1-6). Then, there is the homecoming under the leadership of Ezra (Ezra 7-10). Finally, there is the return under the leadership of Nehemiah. So, all total, the events recorded from the end of 2 Chronicles through Nehemiah cover well over 100 years.