17 belong to later insertions and that Ezr.
That these books are the result of compilation (like the book of Chronicles itself) is evident from the many abrupt changes; the inclusion of certain documents written in an Aramaic dialect (Ezr.
Examples of artificial arrangement appear notably in Ezr.
i (first clause); in the present position of Ezr.
It should be noticed that the present order of the narratives involves the theory that some catastrophe ensued after Ezr.