Ezra-Nehemiah
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Ezra-Nehemiah a commentary by Joseph Blenkinsopp

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Published by Westminster Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Bible. O.T. Ezra -- Commentaries.,
  • Bible. O.T. Nehemiah -- Commentaries.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [17]-33.

StatementJoseph Blenkinsopp.
SeriesThe Old Testament library
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBS1355.3 .B58 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination366 p. ;
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2038485M
ISBN 100664212948
LC Control Number88014877

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The Old Testament book of Ezra proclaims the importance of right worship and the need to endure patiently in the face of difficulty. Nehemiah continues the story with an inspiring account of returning to faithfulness and doing God's work, no matter what.5/5(7). Ezra and Nehemiah Summary As the book begins, God inspires King Cyrus of Persia (who has just conquered Babylon) to send out a herald and a written edict throughout his new empire. The edict tells the people that God has appointed Cyrus the new ruler of this empire, and ordered him to build him a new temple in Jerusalem. 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. “ in chapter 6 and verse 15 of each book the completion is recorded.” Overview of the Events: Ezra Chapters Chapter 1 – King Cyrus of Persia authorizes the return of the. Originally written together as a single book in the Jewish Scriptures, Ezra and Nehemiah document the fulfillment of God's promise that Israel will return home after 70 years of exile in Babylon and restore their ruined dwellings again. From the rubble. Zerubbabel and Nehemiah both play a part in restoring God's Temple, while Zerubbabel takes.

Cyrus Helps the Exiles to Return - In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah, the LORD moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia to make a proclamation throughout his realm and also to put it in writing: “This is what Cyrus king of Persia says: “‘The LORD, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has. REVIEW OF DEREK THOMAS’ EZRA & NEHEMIAH (Reformed Expository Series) [P & R Publishing, ; pp.] I can still remember back to my earliest days in ministry and hearing a godly Bible expositor open up the book of Nehemiah. My head was swimming with walls and conspiracies, Saballat and Tobias, swords and trowels, etc. Nehemiah was obviously5/5(6). Sefer Ezra v’Nechemya is the penultimate book of the Hebrew Bible. Though comprised of two smaller books, Ezra and Sefer Nechemya were joined, as they concisely discuss the same general era, the final period included in the Tanakh. While some of the recorded events occur in faraway Persia, the focus of the book is the realization of the yearning of the Jewish exiles to return [ ]. The book of Nehemiah begins with King Artaxerxes sending Nehemiah to Jerusalem to rebuild its walls. Nehemiah 3 gives a detailed description of the various gates of the walls, which is the earliest such description scholars have, thereby helping them to understand something of the topography of Jerusalem at the time. As with Ezra’s reforms.

4. Unity: It seems that in the Hebrew canon Ezra and Nehemiah were one book (Ezra-Nehemiah) a. Ezra Nehemiah were regarded as one by the Babylonian Talmud, 10 Josephus 11 and Melito of Sardis b. In the MT there is no space between the end of Ezra 10 and the beginning of Nehemiah 1 c. The book of Esther is also set in the Persian period of Israel's history, although the concern is for a different community. Set in the Persian Empire, one of the greatest kingdoms the world has ever known, the stories contained in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah provide the most comprehensive scriptural account of the restored Judean community /5. The book of Ezra-Nehemiah tells the story of Israel's return to Jerusalem to rebuild their lives and renew the covenant. Despite their best attempts, Israel's leaders are unable to bring about the fulfillment of the prophetic hopes, and so the story ends waiting for God to heal the hearts of his people and send the messianic kingdom. Summary of the Book of Nehemiah. This summary of the book of Nehemiah provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Nehemiah. Outline. Nehemiah's First Administration (chs. ).