There is a lot of joy and a lot of tears as the foundation of the temple is laid. Certain adversaries ask to help rebuild the temple and their offer is rejected. But the people of God are made afraid and discouraged from continuing to rebuild the temple. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
The exiles return to Judah and Jerusalem in very specific numbers. Proof of genealogy is needed to be numbered in the priesthood. And the altar is rebuilt. Chad and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel begin the book of Ezra in this episode. King Cyrus is a different kind of conqueror and God uses him to fulfill the words of Jerimiah. Cyrus knows the difference between being loved and being feared. And some of the people of God are headed home to rebuild the House of the Lord. Have a listen!
Chad and Daniel take a little extra time and finish the book of 2 Kings in this episode. There is no good king after Josiah. The wrath of God has come, and Judah is taken into captivity. But there is still a glimmer of hope. God keeps His promises. Have a listen!