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2018 February 27
Landscape with Watering Horses (c. 1720)
Marco Ricci (1676-1730)
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting is suggestive of the gathering place at "the river that runs to Ahava" (verses 15-20), which Ezra used as a staging area in preparation for his journey. ]
[ 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 8 records the journey of Ezra and his companions to Jerusalem.
Ezra begins the chapter with a list of the main rulers who went with him to Jerusalem (1-14).
They stopped at a staging area near the river of Ahava. And, when Ezra found that no one had come from among the Levites, he sent a delegation to fetch them (15-20).
At the river of Ahava they fasted and asked God for help and protection on the journey because they had declined the protection of Artaxerxes I Longimanus (465-424 B.C.). And God granted their request (21-23).
Ezra then appointed the priests and Levites as treasurers and gave them the money and the vessels which the king had given (24-30).
When they arrived in Jerusalem they gave the money and the vessels to Meremoth (31-34).
They then offered burnt offerings and sin offerings to the LORD; and they delivered the king's commission to the rulers of the land (35-36).
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 8: Ezra 7].
 Ezra 2:2.
[2-3] 1 Chronicles 3:22.
 Ezra 2:13.
 Ezra 2:40.
 Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6.
-- 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
2. Teaching the Law (7:1 - 10:44)
Note: Ezra goes to teach in Jerusalem
B. The Return (8:1-32)
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
C. The Reestablishment of Covenant Obedience (8:33 - 10:44)
33 Now on the fourth day was the silver and the gold and the vessels weighed in the house of our God by the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, Levites; 34 By number and by weight of every one: and all the weight was written at that time.
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