Ezra: Rebuilding and Revival

THE WORD OF GOD

Before revival, there is Bible Study

“So the elders of the Jews built and prospered, through the prophesying of the prophet Haggai and Zechariah, son of Iddo. They finished their building by command of the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus, Darius, and King Artaxerxes of Persia” Ezra 6:14

In this Study of Ezra: Rebuilding and Revival, we will explore the historical books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther and the prophetic books of  Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

Ezra was a descendant of Hilkiah, the high priest, who found a copy of the Law during the reign of Josiah. He was a priest, and gave his time to a study of the Word of God. Ezra was a scribe in the law of Moses, a great revivalist, rebuilder and reformer.

Ezra is the historical book that covers the beginning of what is called the Post-Exillic period of Israel’s history. It covers the years 537-458 BC. Those who had been living in Babylon and Persia during the 70-year Captivity that began approximately 605 BC were allowed to return to their homeland.  Israel’s revival begins with Ezra reading the Word of God to the 50,000 Jews who had  returned from captivity to rebuild their Temple.

Our Bible Study is on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the library. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

 

 

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