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2018 March 1
The Drinker (c. 1660)
Jan Steen (c. 1626 - 1679)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: The painting above depicts domestic irregularity; but the domestic irregularity rebuked by Ezra was far worse: foreign wives tended to have the effect of turning their husbands from the LORD, which was the key sin which led to the Captivity. ]
[ 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 10 records the reform which Ezra made in Jerusalem, to persuade the people to put away their foreign wives and children.
Shechaniah and other leaders came to Ezra and proposed that they and the people enter into a covenant with God to correct their sin of illegal marriages (1-5).
Ezra then went aside into a private chamber to fast and mourn for the sins of Israel. While he did this, the leaders made a proclamation that anyone who did not come to Jerusalem within three days to deal with this sin would be expelled from the congregation (6-8).
When the people gathered, Ezra rebuked them for their sins, as they stood in the rain. The people said they would put away their foreign wives and children; and they asked to be judged in their various cities, since the matter would take some time to complete (9-15).
The trials took three months to complete (16-17).
The chapter then lists the offenders among the priests (18-22), the Levites (23-24), and the other Israelites (25-44).
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 10: Ezra 9].
 2 Kings 23:3; Jeremiah 34:8; Numbers 25:12.
 Ezra 7:11.
 Nehemiah 12:10.
 Ezra 7.
 Ezra 2:15.
 Ezra 8:20.
 Ezra 2:36-39.
 Nehemiah 13:23.
-- 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
C. The Reestablishment of Covenant Obedience (8:33 - 10:44)
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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