Category: Post Exilic History

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 […]