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The Wisdom Of God - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... divine inspiration. The Persian king recognized this also in Ezra. “And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges . . . all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that...
The Lord God Of Heaven - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - to build Him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah” (Ezra 1:2). It is noteworthy that the words of this verse are almost the same as in the last verse of II Chronicles. This is an indication that Ezra the scribe (who wrote the Book...
Confidence Or Shame Before Christ - Article
Kenneth B. Cumming, Ph.D. - ... in an unmistaken emotional display that the world can read. Ezra experienced that deep feeling as he came before God to confess for his people their disobedience and how they had forsaken His commandments (Ezra 9:10). “And said, O my God, I...
The God Of Heaven - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... God of heaven. It also appears frequently in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, first in the decree of Cyrus the Persian: “The LORD God of heaven . . . hath charged me to build Him an house at Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:2). Even though...
The True God - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?” (Ezra 7:23). This decree, given to Ezra the scribe by Artaxerxes, the emperor of Persia, is one of many rather surprising acknowledgments in Scripture by pagan idolaters that the...
The Names Of The Men - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - consist almost entirely of names. Then there are the lists in Ezra 2, Ezra 10, Nehemiah 7, 11, and 12, Romans 16 and others. Information is included about some of these people, of course, and even the meaning of the names may warrant speculation...
After This and After That - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... this house, and carried the people away into Babylon" (Ezra 5:12). "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people" (Proverbs 14:34). When this basic principle is abandoned, either by a nation or an individual,...
Ezra 1:2: house at Jerusalem - Study Note
... house at Jerusalem. Ezra 1:1-3 is essentially a quote of the final verses of II Chronicles (II Chronicles 36:22-23). This is one of the reasons why many believe that Ezra was the scribe who researched the old records of the various kings of...
Ezra 1:7: vessels - Study Note
... come to recognize the true “God of heaven” (Ezra 1:2), and acknowledged that “He is the God” (Ezra...
Ezra 7:12: God of heaven - Study Note
... of kings,” nevertheless recognized that the God of Ezra was “the God of heaven,” as indeed Cyrus also had before him (Ezra 1:2,3). It is possible that Artaxerxes was either a son or stepson of Queen Esther; if so, she and...
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