1.Making Sense of History: Zerubbabel and Ezra | EZRA AND NEHEMIAH

The allowance for the return of Jewish exiles from Babylon back to Jerusalem is surprising. It had been prophesied, that after 70 years they would be allowed to return and it really happened.

 

 

1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA  |  1.1 The First Return of the Exiles

Serubbabel was the Jewish leader of the first return of exiles after they had been in Babylonian captivity for 70 years. The Persian king Cyrus allowed it and therefore fulfilled a prophetic text of the Old Testament.

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1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA  | 1.2 Overview of Kings and Events

The main task of the first returnees from Babylon was the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. But hostile foreign people in the neighbourhood tried to stop the work.

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1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA  | 1.3 The Second Return of the Exiles

The scribe Ezra was the leader of the second group of returnees in the year 457 B.C. This happened about 80 years after the arrival of the first group of returnees.

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1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA  | 1.4 Artaxerxes’s Decree

The Persian king Artaxerxes I allowed the second return of Jewish exiles in the year 457 B.C. This decree encourages the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem.

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1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA  | 1.5 Importance of Education

Ezra`s zeal and engagement for the Lord of heaven and earth is worth of admiration. He studies the Holy Scriptures and explains them carefully.

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1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA  | 1.6 Summary

Ezra`s capacity for labour increases according to his working for his master.

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1.Lesson – MAKING SENSE OF HISTORY: ZERUBBABEL AND EZRA

The allowance for the return of Jewish exiles from Babylon back to Jerusalem is surprising. It had been prophesied, that after 70 years they would be allowed to return and it really happened.

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