They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God
The above portion says people of Israel read the word for 6 hours on a particular day. And during the festival of trumpets, for seven continuous days Ezra read the word publicly
Day after day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read from the Book of the Law of God. They celebrated the feast for seven days Neh 8:18 for six hours He read it aloud from daybreak till noon Neh 8:3. And confessed and worshipped God for another 6 hours. What are doing?
This was the generation that was freed from Slavery freely by Persian King, Persian King provided for building of the temple. Lord enabled the people to built the temple under Ezra and built the gates and walls for the city under Nehemiah. Through prophets Haggai and Zechariah Lord promised the coming of Jesus. Under Ezra and Nehemiah all evil ways of the people where corrected. Lord blessed them.
All this because there was a group of people who loved the word and felt ashamed of their sins, confessed and worshipped the Lord in true heart, the word says Blessed is the man ..
his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. Pslam 1:2