EZRA

(Updated 1/2016)

 

CHAPTER 1

  1. What king of Persia issued the decree to rebuild the temple of the Lord?
  2. What furnishings were sent back to the house of the Lord that King Nebuchadnezzar had taken?

CHAPTER 2

  1. Why were some men excluded from the priesthood?
  2. How many people came from Babylon to Jerusalem?
  3. How many servants came with the people?

CHAPTER 3

  1. Who did the people of Jerusalem fear when they came back to Jerusalem?
  2. What ordinance of David did the people keep as they rebuilt the temple?
  3. What were the emotions of the people as they rebuilt the temple?

CHAPTER 4

  1. Why did the adversaries of the Israelites offer to help build the temple?
  2. a. What king was convinced by the adversaries to stop the Jews from rebuilding the temple? b. What was their reason that convinced him?

CHAPTER 5

  1. What two prophets helped to motivate the people to start on the temple again?
  2. a. What king did the Jews ask to let them rebuild the temple? b. How did they try to convince him?

CHAPTER 6

  1. How did King Darius help the Jews rebuild the temple?
  2. When was the temple finished?

CHAPTER 7

  1. Who was Ezra?
  2. When does Ezra go to Jerusalem?
  3. What did King Artaxerxes send with Ezra for the temple?

CHAPTER 8

  1. Why would Ezra not ask the king for an escort to Jerusalem?
  2. What would Ezra do before leaving out for the journey?

CHAPTER 9

  1. a. What had the people of Jerusalem done since coming back to their land? b. What was Ezra's first reaction after learning this? c.  What did Ezra do next?

CHAPTER 10

  1. What did Ezra tell the people to do concerning their pagan wives?
  2. How long did it take for the Jews to put away their pagan wives?