Nehemiah 8-10: Reestablishing holiness.

December 29, 2015. Daily Reading: Nehemiah 8-10. Background: Nehemiah 1-7. Concepts and Connections.   Chapter 8 Ezra, the Law and Holy Days: After the wall and the gates were finished, we find here that all the returned exiles gather together as one man and tell Ezra the scribe to bring out the book of the…

II Kings 21-25: Evil, reform and ruin.

August 25, 2015. Daily Reading: II Kings 21-25. Background: II Kings 16-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 1. Manasseh: After King Hezekiah died, his son Manasseh reigned in his place, beginning at age 12 and reigning for 55 years, which would be the longest reign in the history of the kingdom of Judah. For all…