- We are told who wrote this book!
- Nehemia son of Hacaliah!
- We are told when!
- In the month of Chislev!
- Kislev is a month which occurs in November–December on the Gregorian calendar and is sometimes known as the month of dreams!
- In the twentieth year!
- We are told where!
- In the citadel of Susa!
- Located in the south-west of Iran, in the lower Zagros Mountains, the property encompasses a group of archaeological mounds rising on the eastern side of the Shavur River, as well as Ardeshir's palace, on the opposite bank of the river.