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The Friendly Seekers - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither” (Ezra 4:2). When the small band of Jews came back to Jerusalem to rebuild their temple, it would seem they would have welcomed the help of these apparently friendly seekers of God....
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...
The Lord And King Cyrus - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... before he would fulfill Isaiah’s prophecy by giving Ezra authority to rebuild the temple (Ezra 1:1,2). Since liberal scholars do not want to believe in miracles and fulfilled prophecy, they have decided that this prophecy could not have...
Promises And Answers - Article
Norman P. Spotts, D.D. - ... And they builded, and finished it” (Ezra 6:14). The promise to the southern kingdom: “I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by...
Ezra 4:2
... they came to Zerubbabel, and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assur, which brought us up...
Ezra 4:23
... when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions, they went up in haste to Jerusalem unto the Jews, and made them to cease by force and...
Ezra 4:24
... ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of...
Haggai 1:2: time is not come - Study Note
... soon quit building, with the temple still very incomplete (Ezra 4:24). This was the occasion for Haggai’s prophecy. Darius also renewed Cyrus’ authorization (Ezra 6:1-14) to continue the work, and the temple project was soon resumed...
Ezra 4:4: people of the land - Study Note
... claimed to worship the true God of creation as Israel did (Ezra 4:2) but actually they had mixed this with the worship of the pagan gods of Israel’s ancient adversaries (II Kings 17:33). It was vital that true Biblical theism not be...
Censorship in Texas: Fighting Academic and Religious Discrimination - Article
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - ... a time in history documented in the Old Testament book of Ezra (chapters 4-6). Zerubbabel undertook a project for God in Jerusalem with the approval and support of King Cyrus, ruler of the Persian Empire. The immediate task (which presupposed...
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