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Ezra, Nehemiah (Daily Study Bible (Hyperion)) by J. Gordon McConville

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Published by Hyperion Books .
Written in English


  • Old Testament,
  • Biblical Commentary - Old Testament,
  • Bible - Commentaries - Old Testament,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7831552M
ISBN 100715205323
ISBN 109780715205327

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Ezra is also responsible for leading the Jews back to proper behavior and worship of the God of Israel, though this is not really complete until the last chapter of Nehemiah. Main Theme of the Book of Nehemiah: Nehemiah’s primary mission was the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Secondary mission: social and religious reform.   Ezra Nehemiah form the core of the book, with the repeated list in Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7 serving as an inclusion for this section. The final section of the book, Nehemiah show demonstrates “success”: “the community dedicates the . THE BOOK OF EZRA The last four books of the Hebrew canon are Ezra, Nehemiah, and 1 and 2 Chronicles, in that order. At one time, however, Ezra and Nehemiah followed 1 and 2 Chronicles and were generally considered to be the work of one and the same author known as “the Chronicler.” In recent years, however, the question of the authorship of Ezra and Nehemiah is seen to be more . Book of Ezra and Nehemiah covers the events of the Jews returning from the Babylonian captivity. Near BC after the takeover by Nebuchadnezzar, ultimately King Cyrus of Persia arose to power, and he decided to aid the Jews to return to Jerusalem. The Jews are counted and are permitted to return to Judah to rebuild the Temple.

Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. The final books of the Hebrew Bible are the books of Chronicles and Ezra–Nehemiah, which once formed a unitary history of Israel from Adam to the 4th century bce, written by an anonymous these books constituted a single work—referred to as the Chronicler’s history, in distinction to the Deuteronomic history and the elements of history from.   The books of Ezra & Nehemiah tell a vital story of a community revived & restored by God’s grace through gifted individuals, preparing the way for the Messiah. Ezra, a priest, and Nehemiah, a governor, both prioritized the Word of God and the practice of prayer-commitments that are just as vital for the renewal of the church today.5/5(8). Nehemiah lists the people who stood on the platform next to Ezra as he read, and also the names of those Levites who helped explain the law so people could understand it. Nehemiah also explains the form of this assembly, with the people standing up as Ezra opens the scroll and starts to read, and concluding with an "Amen, Amen.". Originally written as a single book in the Jewish Scriptures, Ezra and Nehemiah document the fulfillment of God's promise of Israel's return home after 70 years of exile and the restoration of the temple.

The Book of Nehemiah. Problems common to the combined books Ezra-Nehemiah have been pointed out in the Introduction to the Book of Ezra. The achievements of the two men were complementary; each helped to make it possible for Judaism to maintain its identity during the difficult days of the Restoration. From the books of Ezra and Nehemiah themselves you can see that their work was, to some extent at least, going on in the same generation. The two books are so closely related that at one time they were treated as a single book. Yet the story of Ezra stands on its own, as does (even more so) the story of Nehemiah. Introduction to the book of Rzra -- The restoration of the Holy Land, united by the temple -- Ezra 1: return to the land -- Ezra 2: return of the holy people to the land -- Ezra 3: laying the foundations of the temple: joy and weeping -- Ezra 4: obstacles to rebuilding the temple -- Ezra 5: the prophets of God and the completion of the temple -- Ezra 6: the temple and the Passover -- The holy 3/5(2). EZRA and NEHEMIAH Introduction: The books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide our pri-mary source of information about the years following the Babylonian captivity. They tell us of the repopulation of Palestine by the Jews, the rebuilding of the temple, and the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem. Name - Each book is named for its central.