Ezra

Detailed outline of the Book of Ezra – Exiles’ return, rebuilding of the Temple, reforms introduced

First Return from Exile and Rebuilding of the Temple (chs. 1–6) First Return of the Exiles (ch. 1) The edict of Cyrus (1:1–4) The return under Sheshbazzar (1:5–11) List of Returning Exiles (ch. 2) Revival of Temple Worship (ch. 3) The rebuilding of the altar (3:1–3) The Feast of Tabernacles…
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NET Ezra

Ezra

Ezra The Decree of Cyrus 1:1 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order to fulfill the LORD’s message spoken through Jeremiah, the LORD stirred the mind of King Cyrus of Persia. He disseminated a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom, announcing in a written edict the following:…
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Jamieson Fausset and Brown Commentary

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible – Ezra – Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown

THE BOOK OF EZRA Commentary by Robert Jamieson   CHAPTER 1 Ezr 1:1-6. Proclamation of Cyrus for Building the Temple. 1. in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia--The Persian empire, including Persia, Media, Babylonia, and Chaldea, with many smaller dependencies, was founded by Cyrus, 536 . that the…
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