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2018 February 21
Landscape with Travelers and Bittern Hunter (1628-1629)
Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601-1678)
Flemish Baroque Style
Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting depicts travelers in a tranquil setting going their various ways. Such a scene might have occurred as the substantial crowds which returned from Babylon began to dissipate and go their various ways (v. 1) into different sections of the Holy Land. ]
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: Ezra 2 delineates the various families who returned form the Babylonian Captivity.
Eleven men led those who returned from the Babylonian Captivity to Jerusalem and Judah (1-2). The writer lists various families and the number who were in each family (3-35). He lists the families of the priests and their numbers (36-39). He lists the Levite families and their numbers (40-42). He lists the Nethinims (the temple servants) by their families but does not list the number in each family (43-54). Also, he lists the families of Solomon's servants; and, as with the Nethinims, he does not give their numbers individually. (55-57). However, he does give the combined number of individuals in the families of the Nethinims and of Solomon's servants (58). The writer also mentions those who could not prove their genealogy and were therefore excluded from the priesthood (59-63). The total number of those who returned was 42,360. The numbers of their servants and of their animals are also given (64-67). Some of the heads of the households gave freewill offerings of gold, silver, and priestly garments to help establish the Temple (68-69). So "the priests, the Levites, some of the people, the singers, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their towns, and all the rest of Israel in their towns." (70).
NOTE: Ezra (538-456 B.C.) was contemporary with the following Biblical persons: Joel (580-450 B.C. -- if this late date applies, rather than a date in the 9th century B.C.); Haggai (520 B.C.); Zechariah (520-518 B.C.); Esther (483-473 B.C.); Nehemiah (445-425 B.C.).
[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]
[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]
[ Sermons: William Still. Geoff Thomas. Various. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Ezra 2: Ezra 1].
 Daniel 2:2; Ezra 4:1.
 1 Chronicles 24:7-8; 1 Chronicles 24:14.
 Ezra 3:9; Nehemiah 7:43.
 1 Chronicles 9:17.
[43-58] 1 Chronicles 9:2; Numbers 31:47; Joshua 9:23; Ezra 8:20.
 2 Samuel 17:27.
 Exodus 28:30.
 Nehemiah 7:67.
-- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible
Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Ezra Detailed Outline
1. Building the Temple (Ezra 1:1 - Ezra 6:22)
A. Phase 1: Cyrus' Decree (1:1 - 4:24)
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
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