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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezra-Part 4

In Ezra 7.1-6 we learn about the genealogy of Ezra going back to Aaron. He has a right to the priesthood through Zadok. Ezra 7.6-10 describes his return to Jerusalem, along with many others. This was his second trip because

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezra-Part 3

Ezra 4.1-24 tells us that the Samaritan enemies of Judah and Benjamin make an offer to help the Jews build the Temple. These are the people that King Sennacherib of Assyria brought into the land about 200 years earlier. They

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezra-Part 2

In Ezra 2.1-70 we have a list of those who returned with Ezra. In Ezra 2.1-2 we have those who were closely associated with him, and they were called the “children of the province” and this means the province of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Ezra-Part 1

We are going to begin a study of some of the concepts in the book of Ezra (help or helper). Again, it will not be an exhaustive study but we will point out some of the concepts that will help

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Exile and Return-Conclusion

There is a theme that will be consistent in the prophecies of the prophets of return, such as Daniel, Esther, Zechariah, Haggai, Malachi, Ezra and Nehemiah. They will be dealing with the final return when Messiah comes, when the great

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Exile and Return-Part 2

We are covering the time of the return to the first century in our study, so let’s go over a few things in a brief review. This subject has many concepts and these will be essential in our understanding of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Exile and Return-Part 1

Before we move on to other books of the Tanak we are going to look at some of the concepts concerning the Exile (Galut) and the Return (Aliyah). We will be dealing with concepts that we think are important to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Conclusion

In 2 Chr 35.1-27 we learn that Josiah directs the priests and the Levites to celebrate Passover, slaughtering the lambs on Nisan 14. He set the priests in their offices and “Mishmarot”( or “courses”) according to 1 Chr 24.1-19. Only

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 10

2 Chr 33.1-20 tells us about the reign of Manasseh (to forget). We have already discussed his reign in Second Kings 21.1-18 so we aren’t going to go into massive detail again, but we will need to go over some

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 9

2 Chr 31.1-21 tells us about the aftermath of this Passover celebration and revival. The people repented of their idolatry and broke the pillars into pieces, cut down the Asherim and pulled down the bamot (high places) and altars throughout

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 8

2 Chr 29.1-36 begins to tell the story of Hezekiah (Yehovah strengthens) and he will be a picture of the Messiah, and the Talmud in Sanhedrin 94a says that he could have been the Messiah, and Sennacherib and Assyria Gog

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 7

2 Chr 25.1-28 tells us about Joash’s successor, Amaziah (strength of Yah). There is more information here than in 2 Kings 14 about Amaziah. He is the first king to reign after the murder of Zechariah in the Temple. He

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 6

2 Chr 22.1-12 begins to tell us about the only son left to Yehoram named Yehoahaz, also known as Ahaziah (God has taken), who succeeds his father. He is the only son left to Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 5

2 Chr 20.1-13 says that “after this” (Ramoth-Gilead) that the sons of Moab and Ammon, together with the Meunites, came to make war with Judah and Yehoshaphat. He has barely escaped the last battle, and now he has another war.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 4

2 Chr 16.1-14 tells us about a treaty that Asa makes with Ben-Hadad of Syria. Baasha (he that seeks or lays waste), King of Israel, had come up against Judah and built up Ramah. This would block a main route

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 3

In the book, “Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions” by Roland Devaux, there is a great description of who the Givorah (mistress, great lady) in the courts of Judah really was, and what they really did. Devaux spells it “g’birah”

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 2

2 Chr 8.1-18 tells us that after twenty years the kingdom of Solomon was secure. It took seven years to build the Temple and thirteen years to build his palace. He also built cities which Huram (Hiram) gave back to

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Second Chronicles-Part 1

As we have said before, this book was originally one book called the “Divrei Ha Yamim” and this book starts out with the confirmation of Solomon and his kingdom, and how he became well settled and established. His reign will

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Chronicles-Conclusion

In 1 Chr 23.1-32 we find that David turns over the kingdom to Solomon. There were other sons who had a claim to the throne (like Adonijah), but David knew that it was the will of Yehovah to have Solomon,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in First Chronicles-Part 3

In 1 Chr 16.1-43 David offers korbanot when the Ark was brought into the city. He appointed the proper people to minister before the Ark, but also before the Mishkan in Gibeon. In 1 Chr 16.7-36 we have a song

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