134 The Book of Ezra
Written originally as one book, Ezra and Nehemiah describe the return of the Jewish exiles after more than a half-century of bondage in Babylon. This returning remnant was responsible for the subsequent restoration of Jerusalem, its temple, and its walls. This course will focus primarily on the book of Ezra and the rebuilding of the temple, and will include a look into the prophets who spoke into the lives of those who returned. It is a study in history, but also of hearts that needed to see a big God in challenging circumstances.