Ezra 1-4: The beginning of rebuilding the temple.

December 8, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezra 1-4. Background: The book of Ezra was originally combined with the book of Nehemiah until it was divided into two books by Christians around the third century. The story records the story of the exile’s return from Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple, as per Cyrus’ decree that is…

How long…?

November 11, 2014. When I am reading through the bible, there is a phrase that usually sticks out to me when I come across it. It is a phrase that cry for a change in action or situation, one that embodies emotion and makes a statement to whatever audience it is addressed to. The phrase…