Ezra-Nehemiah

Nehemiah 13:15-22

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “In those days I saw in Judah some who were treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs and all kinds of loads, and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day. So I admonished them on the day they sold food. Also men of Tyre were living there who imported fish and all kinds of merchandise, and sold them to the sons of Judah on the sabbath, even in Jerusalem. Then I reprimanded the nobles of Judah […]

Ezra-Nehemiah

Nehemiah 10:31-34

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “As for the peoples of the land who bring wares or any grain on the sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the sabbath or a holy day; and we will forego the crops the seventh year and the exaction of every debt. We also placed ourselves under obligation to contribute yearly one third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God: for the showbread, for the continual grain offering, for the continual burnt offering, the sabbaths, the new moon, for the appointed times, for the […]

Ezra-Nehemiah

Nehemiah 9:14

15 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “So You made known to them Your holy sabbath, and laid down for them commandments, statutes and law, through Your servant Moses.” The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah detail many of the challenges faced by the Jews who returned to the Land of Israel, following the exile of the Southern Kingdom to Babylon.[1] The record of Nehemiah ch. 9 includes a recitation of many of the corporate sins of Israel throughout history, up to the then-present (9:1). The narrative record includes a repetition of the many acts of God, back to the Creation (9:6), […]

Ezra-Nehemiah

Book of Ezra-Nehemiah

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 440 B.C.E.-Ezra, 430 B.C.E.-Nehemiah (Right, some conservative-moderate); late 400s-early 300s (some conservative-moderate, some Left); 350-250 B.C.E. (some Left) Time period: return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon, reestablishing a presence in Jerusalem Author: Ezra (Right; some conservative-moderate); an anonymous Chronicler or historian (some conservative-moderate, some Left); unidentified redactors (some Left) Location of author: Land of Israel, probably Jerusalem (Right, conservative-moderate, Left) Target audience and their location: Jewish exiles having returned from Babylonian captivity (Right, conservative-moderate, Left) Theological Summary: The story of Ezra and Nehemiah begins where Chronicles […]