The biblical figures of Ezra and Nehemiah are not the most popular or well-known. They’re not connected to any of the most memorable stories, like the flood or the Exodus from Egypt. No signs or wonders occur during their days, and neither of them accomplishes mighty feats or brings about miraculous acts of deliverance. Ezra is a Bible nerd who gets other people to take the Bible seriously, and Nehemiah is essentially a project manager for the rebuilding of the ancient walls of Jerusalem. I mean, that’s cool and all, but it doesn’t seem as important or as exciting as the stories about Moses or Elijah. It’s totally understandable why no one thinks of Ezra or Nehemiah when they think of significant characters of the Bible.