Category: 102: History Books

105 Nehemiah 1 – 8

Nehemiah 1 Ezra had gone to restore the religion and build the city at the command of Artaxerxes [Ahasuerus] Longimanus in c457 B.C.  Ezra had logically placed his first priority on restoring the true worship of YHVH, and building the city had been largely neglected until Nehemiah arrived in 444 B.C. and even then there […]

104 Ezra 7 – 10

Ezra 7 The activities of Ezra the priest begin with his pedigree, to confirm his claim to be a member of the priesthood.  Ezra did not go to Jerusalem at the decree of Cyrus. Ezra went up to Jerusalem (457 B.C.) in the reign of Artaxerxes [the term Artaxerxes was simply a general regal name for […]

103 Ezra 1 – 6

Ezra Introduction The Book of Ezra was originally combined with the Book of Nehemiah in a single book of Ezra / Nehemiah.  The two books became separated in the early centuries of the Christian era. In the restoration from the Babylonian captivity, three successive leaderships carried out three different missions; The First Part: of the book of […]

Haggai

Introduction The book of Haggai is addressed directly to Zerubbabel the governor of Judea and to Joshua the high priest, during the period of building the temple before Ezra came to restore the true religion.  Haggai being God’s messenger to the governor and the high priest regarding the building of the temple. This book is […]

101 Post Exilic History

It is important to refresh ourselves regarding the history of the Post Exilic period and the conditions leading up to and during the life of Christ.  Very many people are still ignorant of this history; and of the fact that the Mosaic Pharisees were NOT the same as the modern Rabbins!  The modern Rabbins do not and […]

2 Chronicles 35 – 36

2 Chronicles 35 Josiah’s Passover 2 Chronicles 35:1 Moreover Josiah kept a passover unto the LORD in Jerusalem: and they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. 35:2 And he set the priests in their charges, and encouraged them to the service of the house of the LORD, 35:3 And said unto the Levites that […]

2 Chronicles 33 – 34

2 Chronicles 33 Manasseh turned away from his father’s zeal for God and again turned to idols. Idolatry is a recurring theme in Israel and Judah as it is in today’s spiritual Ekklesia. 2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem: 33:2 But did that […]

2 Chronicles 30 – 32

2 Chronicles 30 Hezekiah invites all Judah and all the tribes of Israel to come and keep the Passover at the rededicated temple in the second month as the law allows. 2 Chronicles 30:1 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh [in Israel], that they should come to […]

2 Chronicles 29

2 Chronicles 29 Hezekiah was a righteous king in Judah 2 Chronicles 29:1 Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. 29:2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according […]

2 Chronicles 26 – 28

2 Chronicles 26 King Uzziah of Judah [who fell into pride and was cursed with leprosy]. 2 Chronicles 26:1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.  26:2 He [Amaziah had built] built Eloth, and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept [Amaziah died after […]

2 Chronicles 21 – 23

2 Chronicles 21 2 Chronicles 21:1 Now Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Jehoram his son reigned in his stead [In Judah]. Jehoram’s brothers were given cities in Judah, but Jehoram was given the kingdom. 21:2 And he had brethren the sons of Jehoshaphat, Azariah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, […]

2 Chronicles 18 – 20

2 Chronicles 18 Jehoshaphat king of Judah who was a righteous and godly king, who’s only big mistake was entering into two separate agreements with the wicked kings of Israel during his reign.   2 Chronicles 18:1 Now Jehoshaphat [king of Judah] had riches and honour in abundance, and joined affinity with Ahab [king of Israel]. Ahab held a feast for […]

2 Chronicles 11 – 13

2 Chronicles 11 Rehoboam is angered at being rejected and nearly stoned by the people of Israel when he went to Israel to take taxes, and makes ready for war. 2 Chronicles 11:1 And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he gathered of the house of Judah and Benjamin an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, […]

2 Chronicles 8 – 10

2 Chronicles 8 Solomon expands his kingdom 2 Chronicles 8:1 And it came to pass at the end of twenty years, wherein Solomon had built the house of the LORD, and his own house, 8:2 That the cities which Huram had restored to Solomon, Solomon built them, and caused the children of Israel to dwell there. 8:3 And Solomon went […]

2 Chronicles 5 – 7

2 Chronicles 5 Moving the Ark from David’s tent for it in Jerusalem, to the permanent temple 2 Chronicles 5:1 Thus all the work that Solomon made for the house of the LORD was finished: and Solomon brought in all the things that David his father had dedicated; and the silver, and the gold, and all […]

2 Chronicles 1 – 4

2 Chronicles 1 Solomon was crowned king and presented himself at the tabernacle, offering a thousand burnt offerings on the brazen altar.  The Ark had been moved to Jerusalem but the tabernacle and altar of sacrifice remained at Gibeon. 2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his […]

1 Chronicles 28 – 29

1 Chronicles 28 The coronation of king Solomon by David after Solomon had secured the throne. Someday if we continue in overcoming and endure to the end we will also be crowned as kings and consecrated as priests!  These instructions to Solomon on the godly wisdom needed by a  king; are also instructions to those […]

1 Chronicles 25 – 27

1 Chronicles 25 David then separated out Asaph and the Levitical musicians to serve the Eternal in music and song. 1 Chronicles 25:1 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated [to the service of the musicians] to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy [sing […]