6/8/18 Daily Bible Reading: Ezra 1-3, Acts 25, Proverbs 8
Author: Not stated but traditionally attributed to Ezra the priest(7:11).
Date: Approximately 530 BC to the mid 400s BC
In ten words or less: Spiritual renewal begins after the Jews return from exile.
“From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission”
Israel restored in accordance with prophecy, ordered by Cyrus king of Persia
Ezra 1:1-3 (NKJV)
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying, Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem which is in Judah, and build the house of the LORD God of Israel (He is God), which is in Jerusalem.