King Artaxerxes hands Ezra a letter that gives him everything he needs to get the worship and teaching of God going. Ezra finds that he needs more Levites if he is going to complete the task before him. And when you’ve boasted about God, it’s hard to ask for an armed escort. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Darius makes a decree that the temple rebuild continues and adds to what Cyrus decreed. Whatever you do, don’t try to stop the construction. The Passover is celebrated with some interesting language. And we meet Ezra. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel look at letters sent back and forth from different rulers that are trying to figure out if the Jews have really been told to rebuild their temple and city. Some are in good faith, and some seem not to be. And God doesn’t leave His people without a preacher. Have a listen!