Monthly Archive: July 2016

Jul 29 2016

Week 24: Return – Ezra, Haggai, Zechariah

"This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty. --Zech. 4:6

Just as the exile from Jerusalem under Babylonian reign was in three stages over many years, so was the return back to Jerusalem. So we’ll cover the return in 3 weeks as well (24, 25, 26). Click on the picture below to see the first week’s synopsis of the return from captivity back to the …

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Jul 11 2016

Week 23: Exile in Babylon

Daniel in the lions' den

Israel and Judah are no more at this point in history. They have been taken captive and exported to Babylon (also called Chaldean, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq). It is not until Persia becomes the great world power that they will have opportunity to see their homeland again. 70 years. The books of Daniel and Ezekiel are …

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Jul 04 2016

Week 22: Judah Falls to Babylon

The end of the Kingdom of Judah

The end of the monarchy has arrived for Judah and Israel. A rather inglorious end after King Josiah had heightened hopes just 30 years earlier. Babylon had conquered Assyria and its empire, becoming the new super power of the world. And Judah just couldn’t stay out of the crosshairs of Babylon’s ¬†aim. So this week’s …

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