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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...
Non-Christians and Christian Work - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.” (Ezra 4:3) When the Jews returned from their Babylonian captivity, they had been authorized by King Cyrus to rebuild their temple. Zerubbabel, their governor, and Jeshua, the high...
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...
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,...
Modern Samaritans - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... together will build unto the LORD God of Israel.” (Ezra 4:3) Better understood as historical "stories" about the unobserved past, neither creation nor evolution can be proven. The Institute for Creation Research has long...
Ezra 4:3
... Zerubbabel, and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of...
Ezra 4:3: nothing to do with us - Study Note
... nothing to do with us. Just as in the rebuilding of the temple, Christians and Christian organizations are often tempted to compromise with the world system in doctrine or practice with the supposed motive of getting the work more acceptable to...
God's Lovingkindness and Truth - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... 7:3). The second event occurred during the time of Ezra, right after the return of a remnant from Babylon. The people heard the Word read to them for the first time in many decades and were trying to celebrate the “festival of...
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