For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Romans 15:4
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EZRA INTRODUCTION

A Bible Study - Commentary by Jim Melough

Copyright 2004 James Melough

 

This little book, generally believed to have been written c.450 B.C., is the record of the activity of the remnant in the century beginning 541 B.C., following their return from the seventy-year Babylonian captivity, and is occupied mainly with their work of rebuilding the Temple.

 

It is to be noted that as there had been three deportations: 605, 597, and 586 B.C., so were there three stages of return: 538 under Zerubbabel; 458 under Ezra; and 444 B.C. under Nehemiah.

 

Ezra, a priest and a scribe, see 7:21, who was a contemporary of Nehemiah, is generally accepted as being the human author of the book.

[Ezra 1]

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     Scripture portions taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version
2000-2005 James Melough
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