Ezra (book of)


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: 1:2 “Thus says King Cyrus of Persia: “‘The LORD

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 B.C. [Hales]. that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah