- 1 What is the theme of Ezra Nehemiah?
- 2 What common period of origin do the Books of Ezra Nehemiah and Esther share?
- 3 What is the story of Ezra in the Bible about?
- 4 What is the message in the book of Nehemiah?
- 5 What is the main message of Ezra?
- 6 What is the difference between Ezra and Nehemiah?
- 7 What can we learn from the book of Ezra?
- 8 What was Nehemiah famous for?
- 9 Why is the book of Esther especially relevant for us today?
- 10 Can Ezra be a girl name?
- 11 Did Ezra write the Old Testament?
- 12 Why do you think Ezra 7/10 is such an important statement about Ezra?
- 13 What are the qualities of Nehemiah?
- 14 Why did Nehemiah fast and pray?
- 15 What can we learn from Nehemiah?
What is the theme of Ezra Nehemiah?
Themes. The Mercer Bible Dictionary notes three notable theological themes in Ezra and Nehemiah: God’s use of foreign rulers for Israel’s sake; opposition to Israel from foreign neighbours; and the need to separate Israel from foreign neighbours to preserve the purity of the people of God.
What period of time is covered in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther? an origin in the Persian period of Jewish history.
What is the story of Ezra in the Bible about?
Ezra was living in Babylon when in the seventh year of Artaxerxes I, king of Persia (c. 457 BCE), the king sent him to Jerusalem to teach the laws of God to any who did not know them. Ezra led a large body of exiles back to Jerusalem, where he discovered that Jewish men had been marrying non-Jewish women.
What is the message in the book of Nehemiah?
Nehemiah, one of Israel’s great leaders, tells firsthand the powerful story of the rebuilding of ancient Jerusalem’s walls after the exile. This rebuilding, in the face of great odds, represented the people’s renewal of faith, their overcoming of national shame and the reforming of their conduct.
What is the main message of Ezra?
The main theme of the Book is Ezra is the redemption of Israel and its reconstruction. The book demonstrates God’s role in this redemption.
What is the difference between Ezra and Nehemiah?
Ezra is a Bible nerd who gets other people to take the Bible seriously. Nehemiah is essentially a project manager for the rebuilding of the ancient walls of Jerusalem.
What can we learn from the book of Ezra?
Ezra shows us that being a good steward is how we serve God and serve others. He reminds us that God promised to not turn His back on us, even if our lives are scarred by sin and rebellion. No matter how long we have been away, Ezra encourages us to rebuild and rededicate our lives to Him.
What was Nehemiah famous for?
Nehemiah, also spelled Nehemias, (flourished 5th century bc), Jewish leader who supervised the rebuilding of Jerusalem in the mid-5th century bc after his release from captivity by the Persian king Artaxerxes I. He also instituted extensive moral and liturgical reforms in rededicating the Jews to Yahweh.
Why is the book of Esther especially relevant for us today?
Why is the book of Esther especially relevant for us today? The Assyrians opposed the rebuilding of the temple begun by Zerubbabel. Nehemiah was the outstanding figure of the restoration of the community. The Jewish holiday of Feast of Tabernacles is explained in the book of Esther.
Can Ezra be a girl name?
The name Ezra is a girl’s name meaning “help”. Ezra, the Biblical name that has recently risen into the boys’ Top 100, makes it onto the girls’ side with more than 200 baby girls given the name in the US in 2015.
Did Ezra write the Old Testament?
According to the Bible, the Persian king sent Ezra to bring the Torah, the five books of the Laws of Moses, to the Jews. Modern scholars have claimed not only that Ezra brought the Torah to Jerusalem, but that he actually wrote it, and in so doing Ezra created Judaism.
Why do you think Ezra 7/10 is such an important statement about Ezra?
Why is Ezra 7:10 such an important statement about Ezra? It shows that Ezra was devoted to the Word and taught the word. Why were mixed marriages such a threat to the settlers that returned to Jerusalem? Their wives could have false gods and take the settlers and turn them away from God.
What are the qualities of Nehemiah?
He was distinguished, efficient, and noble and the king loved him. Nehemiah was also a godly man who feared God. Let us examine his great leadership qualities and compare it to modern leaders.
Why did Nehemiah fast and pray?
The walls of Jerusalem lay in ruins, the gates burned to rubble. So Nehemiah fasted and prayed. It appears he prayed for four months, confessing the sins of Israel, asking God to remember his Covenant with His people, and asking God to grant him favor with the King.
What can we learn from Nehemiah?
One of the powerful messages of Nehemiah is how much you can accomplish when you align yourself with the will and plan of God. Nehemiah and his followers do what seems to be the impossible because they are doing what God has called them to do. You don’t have to rebuild a wall to do the will of God.