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|what is the big theme
|God keeps his covenant to Israel by choosing Ezra and Nehemiah to lead the people back from exile to rebuild Jerusalem.
|What role does tradition play in helping form (or reestablish) a community? Why was social renewal as important as spiritual renewal for rebuilding of Jerusalem?
|tradition brings people together
|Destruction from war and neglect (Nehemiah 1:1-3)
|During the 70 years the leader of Judah were in exile, the city of Jerusalem falls into _____
|It has been ravaged by the ____ _____and also erosion due to neglect
|The destruction from war and neglect leaves Jerusalem in
|rebuilding the ____ (Ezra 1-6)
|God prompts ____, king of Persia, to finance and rebuild the Jewish temple in ______
|Under ______(a notable Jewish figure in Persia), the rebuilding of the temple starts.
|The ____around Jerusalem start opposition against the building project
|______ and _____, 2 prophets living in Jerusalem at that time, urge the restoration of the temple and it is finally competed
|Haggai and Zechariah
|spiritual rebuilding (Ezra 7-10)
|The temple being rebuilt is parallel to the _____ ____the people of Israel undergo
|Temple worship had been discontinued for __ years
|__studied the Law of the Lord, practices it and begin to teach the Law to the Israelites as they return from exile Nehemiah, a Jewish notable serving Artaxerxes, king of Persia is burdened with rebuilding the walls
|restoration complete (Nehemiah)
|Not all the Jews return, but those that return to Jerusalem find that the temple is built but the walls of the city are _____ ___ ____
|still broken down
|______, a Jewish notable serving Artaxerxes, king of Persia is burdened with rebuilding the walls
|___is given permission and financing by the king of Persia