Tag Archives: ezra

Sword and Hammer

October 7, 2012

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Rebuilding the TempleNehemiah 1:1 to 13:31 1:1 Hi, my name is Nehemiah. I am a totally loyal servant to the king of Persia. It is my job to bring the king a cup of wine now and then. It’s a pretty important job so I’m a pretty important guy. 2:1 One day I brought the […]

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The Go-Backs and the Left-Behinders

September 30, 2012

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Post Exile Jerusalem Ezra 1:1 to 9:1 1:1 During the very first year under the rule of King Cyrus, the new king of Persia, the Jews enslaved in Babylon got some excellent news. The king posted a written public notice that read as follows: OFFICIAL NOTICE God has told me to be the boss over […]

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