Matthew Poole's Commentary
THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH
THIS book seems not to have been written by Ezra, because it is written in a quite differing and more plain and easy style, and without that mixture of Chaldee or Syriac words which is in the book of Ezra; but by Nehemiah, Neh 1:1 who wrote an account of his own transactions, as Ezra did of his. But whether this be the same Nehemiah who came up with Zerubbabel, Ezr 2:2 Neh 7:7, may be questioned, the same name being oft given to divers persons. And for the name of Tirshatha, which is used both Ezr 2:63 Neh 7:65 Neh 7:70, that seems to be the title of his office, and so belongs to any governor, whether it was Zerubbabel, or Nehemiah, or any other.