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2018 February 22
Ancestors of Christ: Figures -- Zerubbabel (1509)
High Renaissance Style
Cappella Sistina, Vatican, Vatican City, Rome Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting depicts Zerubbabel as a child with his father and mother. Barely visible, behind the father, is a brother of Zerubbabel. ]
[ 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 3 describes the beginning of the formal worship of the LORD in Jerusalem and the repairs that began on the altar and the Temple, after the Babylonian Captivity (605 / 586 B.C.).
In the seventh month of the first year (535 / 516 B.C.) after the Israelites had resettled in the Promised Land, Jeshua, a priest, and Zerubbabel, a descendant of King David, rebuilt the Brazen Altar, which is also called the Altar of Burnt Offering. Offerings then began to be given on a regular basis. They also kept the Feast of Tabernacles and the other religious observances. And they hired masons, carpenters, and timber cutters who were commissioned to bring cedar trees from Lebanon via Joppa, in accord with the grant given by Cyrus, King of Persia (1-7). They began construction on the Temple in the second month of the second year (534 / 515 B.C.) after they returned to the land. Jeshua supervised the work (8-9). When they laid the foundation of the Temple, they celebrated with music and praises to the LORD for his goodness and his enduring mercy. The ancient men wept; the rest shouted for joy. Their cries were mingled and could not be distinguished from one another; and the sound was heard far away (10-13).
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. Derek Thomas. Various. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Ezra 3: Psalm 66; Psalm 84; Psalm 87; Psalm 107].
 Nehemiah 12:24; Nehemiah 12:36.
 1 Kings 5; 2 Chronicles 2; Acts 12:20.
 1 Kings 6.
 Ezra 2:40; Nehemiah 7:43.
 1 Chronicles 6; 1 Chronicles 16:25.
-- 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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