Ezra 5-10: Finishing the temple and seeking the Lord.

December 15, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezra 5-10. Background: Ezra 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 The rebuilding begins again: After a long period of cessation due to persecution, Haggai and Zechariah, prophets of the Lord, stirred up the Jews who had returned to Judah and Jerusalem┬áto begin again rebuilding the temple. The two strong leaders,…

I Chronicles 5-9: Genealogies of the sons of Jacob.

September 8, 2015. Daily Reading: I Chronicles 5-9. Background: I Chronicles 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 Descendants of Ruben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh: Chapter five begins the series of lineages of each of the patriarchs of Israel, the sons of Jacob, starting with Ruben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh. These genealogies…