April 15, 2023 | The Book of Ezra, Part 1

The Book of Ezra, Part 1

Join us this week as we start a new series on the book of Ezra! This book records a key turning point in Israel’s remarkable history, the beginning of the Israelites’ return from Babylonian exile. Chris draws from archaeological history while teaching on chapter 1 in the opening of our 4-part series.

Seventy years after the fall of Jerusalem, the Jewish people had settled into life as exiles. Decades of living under Babylon’s control had made them grow accustomed to life outside the Holy Land. But when Persian King Cyrus gave the decree for the Jewish people to return to their homeland, many packed up and moved their lives to Israel not for convenience but because of God’s stirring in their lives and His promise to return them to the land. 

Learn how the historical accounts of King Cyrus and the biblical record intersect and teach us what happened in this crucial time period of Jewish history!

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