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11/11/2020 0 Comments
Welcome back this week, November 9-11-13, 2020. Let us now start our three 'little scrolls' of the 'writings' of Esther; Ezra; and Nehemiah. This week, we will first learn the 'historical information' relevant to the 'three scrolls'. Then, we will begin during the week of November 16-18-20, 2020 to post the verbatim chapters of Esther, followed by Ezra, and then, Nehemiah. Continuing this week:
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Esther', Introduction, Post A, November 9, 2020
In review. Truly, we have accomplished much this year, starting Monday, July 27, 2020 with the verbatim posts of the Old Testament Books of Nahum, Habakkuk. Haggai, and Zephaniah.
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Review-Overview before Zechariah - Malachi - Ezra -Nehemiah - Esther' Bi-Monthly, MWF, Post Introduction A, July 27, 2020
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Review-Overview before Zechariah - Malachi - Ezra -Nehemiah - Esther' Bi-Monthly, MWF, Post Introduction B, July 29, 2020 and
Then, we concluded October 9, 2020 with the last Chapter of 'Zechariah'.
Reading 'Verbatim', the Books of the Old Testament - 'Review-Overview before Zechariah - Malachi - Ezra -Nehemiah - Esther' Bi-Monthly, MWF, Post Chapter 14-AM, October 9, 2020
Then, we posted and concluded the four chapters of the Book of Malachi on October 30, 2020.
Now, beginning this week, November 9-11-13, 2020, because THE SMALLER SCROLLS of 'Ezra', 'Nehemiah' and 'Esther' are 'writings' which relates to this period of time, after Zechariah and Malachi, I shall post those three books here instead of as I originally planned to post them in the 'topical' room.
Reading 'Verbatim' the Books of the Old Testament - 'Esther', Introduction, Post A, November 9, 2020
Let us keep some 'historical periods' in mind as we go forward with the 'books' posted and to be posted.
Haggai was in the time period of around 520 B.C. [Finished] Returned back to Israel after the 'Captivity'. [Finished] Prophet
Zechariah was in the time period of around 520-470 B.C. [Finished] Returned back to Israel after the 'Captivity'. [Finished] Prophet
Ezra was in the time period of around 538-457 B.C. A Priest.
Esther was in the time period of around 483-473, B.C. A 'Queen'.
Malachi was in the time period of around 432-425 B.C. A 'Prophet' [Finished] and
Nehemiah was in the time period of around 444-425 B.C. A 'governor'.
Remember, all the 'Jews' did not return to the land of 'Israel', even at the end of - the 'Babylonian Captivity'. It has been 70 years, so some had settled and they chose to stay in 'Babylon'. [Jeremiah 29:10]
The Old Testament - A Brief Overview Bible Survey - Ezra audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The Old Testament - A Brief Overview Bible Survey - Ezra
Hebrew Name - Etzra "Ezra"
Greek Name - Esdras (Greek form of the Hebrew)
Author - Ezra (According to Tradition)
Date - From 536-456 BC Approximately
Theme of Ezra - The return from the captivity
Types and Shadows - In Ezra Jesus is the one who led the captives out
Summary of The Book of Ezra audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Quick Overview of Ezra. – –1-6 – –The return of the Jews to the land of Israel under the leadership of Zerubbabel, to the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem. – –7-10 – – The arrival of Ezra in Jerusalem, Ezra reforms religion and government, (note the prophecies of Haggai and Zechariah correspond with this time period).
The Hebrew traditions treated the books of Ezra and Nehemiah is one book, although they were probably separated in the Bible. The book of Ezra bears the name of an individual who was a descendent of the priest Hilkiah who had helped initiate reforms in the time of Josiah (2 Kings 22:8).audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Ezra returned from the Babylonian captivity in 457 BC which was 80 years after the first group of Jews had returned to Israel under the leadership of Zerubbabel (13 years before Nehemiah). Ezra was both a priest and a scribe and he had a single purpose, to purify the worship of the Lord among the Hebrews based on the law of Moses. The Jews have regarded Ezra as the second greatest hero in the history of Israel, after Moses. The most important observation about the book of Ezra is to see how God fulfills his Word, and the prophets spoke continually about the restoration of the people of Israel to the land of their inheritance, after the captivity. God did miracles in the hearts of foreign monarchs like Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and Cyrus, Darius, and Xerxes. He fulfilled his purposes through great leaders like Joshua, Zerubbabel, Haggai, Zechariah, Ezra, and Nehemiah to bring about the rebuilding of the wall in Jerusalem, and the Temple of Solomon, and the reestablishment of the law of Moses.
The book of Ezra along with Nehemiah provide for us all the history among the Jews between 536 BC and 430 BC. The accomplishments of Ezra focuses on the period from 536 two 456 BC, and Nehemiah begins his mission in 445 BC with a detailed description of 12 years of events.audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
The contents of the book of Ezra may be summarized as follows:
Outline of the Book of Ezra
1) The return of the exiles to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus, 546 BC (Ezra 1-2 ).
2 ) The work of rebuilding the temple begun, brought to a standstill through the efforts of heathen neighbors, and finally completed at the urging of Haggai and Zechariah (Ezra 3-6).
3 ) Ezra's return to Jerusalem for the purpose of restoring the temple service (Ezra 7-8).
4 ) The problem of mixed marriages, which threatened to plunge the Jews into the same course of idolatry which had brought about their original downfall (Ezra 9-10). Amen. Amen.
Thank you for continuing to return to study the 'Wonderful Word of God' with me and Jesus through Our Mutual Teacher, the Holy Spirit, [John 14:26] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html here in the 'Auto-bio Room of my house in and with Jesus.
I sincerely hope you are taking the time during our 'scheduled review break' to carefully review the Books of the Holy Bible. Each time I read from a book, I am blessed to get greater 'insight'. We do not just 'read the Word', but, each opportunity, we 'research it', 'digging as for gold', even 'real gold', 'pearls of greater value'. [Matthew 13, specifically verses 45-46. But, read all in context of the 'chapter'. Amen. Amen.
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