Session 1 of 8
Ezra 1-3 - Decree of Cyrus permits Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple: the altar is set up and sacrifice restored: the foundations of the Temple are laid.
The books of Ezra and Nehemiah (and Esther) cover about 100 years, closing the Old Testament historical books. The books of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles closed with the Southern Kingdom (Judah)'s going into captivity. The two post-exile books of Ezra and Nehemiah record the return from Babylon after its fall to the Persians under Cyrus, the rebuilding of the Temple and Jerusalem, and the reestablishment of the national life of Israel.
Presented by Dr. Chuck Missler.
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