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Tour of The Bible Session 10 Video: The Post Exile History of Israel. Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther Covered
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The Book of Ezra: The Rebuilding of the Temple
Cryus II (“the Great,” 559-530 B.C.) was the founder of the Achaemenid
Persian Empire. Cyrus’ father, Cambyses I (600-559 B.C.), was king of
Anshan, a region in eastern Elam (Persia). His mother was Mandane, a
daughter of Astyages, king of Media (585-550 B.C.). When Cambyses
died in 559 B.C., Cyrus inherited the throne of Anshan and, after unifying
the Persian people, attacked his father-in-law, the weak and corrupt
Astyages. (The Median general Harpagus, whom Astyages had previ-
ously wronged, deserted the king and brought his army to the side of the
Astyages was soon captured and the Persians took the capital city of
Ecbatana in 550 B.C. without a battle. (This was also to be the result at
Babylon 11 years later.) Cyrus succeeded in welding the Medes and
Persians into a unified nation. that continued for two centuries until the
time of Alexander the Great (331 B.C.).
See pdf file at bottom of page to see complete notes: Hour 10
The Book of Nehemiah: The Rebuilding of the City
Although Esther comes after Nehemiah, its events antedate Nehemiah
by about 30 years. Esther made possible the work of Nehemiah: Except
for her, Jerusalem might never have been rebuilt, and there might have
been a very different story to tell to all future ages. If the Hebrew nation
had been wiped out 500 years before it brought Christ into the world, it
might have made a gigantic difference in the destiny of mankind! No
Messiah for a lost world… See pdf file at bottom of page to see complete notes: Hour 10
The Book of Esther: “Something Hidden”
Persia was an awe to the ancient world and Xerxes I is the Ahasuerus
of Esther: Khshayarsha, Greek translation: Xerxes; Hebrew:
Akhashverosh; English: Ahasuerus. Xerxes dishonored the remains of
the heroic Spartan, Leonidas. He cut a canal through the Isthmus of
Athos for his fleet (!) but his bridge over the Hellespont was destroyed
by a tempest just after completion. Blindly enraged, he commanded 300
strokes of a scourge to inflicted on the sea, and a pair of fetters to be
thrown into it at the Hellespont; and then had the builders beheaded.
Pythius, the Lydian, offered a sum equivalent to 5 ½ million towards
expenses of a military expedition; Xerxes so impressed that he returned
the money accompanied by a handsome present. When requested that
he spare just one of Pythius’ sons from the expedition (the eldest), as
sole support in his declining years, Xerxes ordered the son cut into
pieces and the army to march between them.
Book of Esther: He was just the despot to dethrone Queen Vashti for
refusing to expose herself before his tipsey guests; he was just the one
to consign the Jewish people to be exterminated; and then swing to the
opposite extreme of sanctioning Jewish vengeance on thousands of
other subjects. See pdf file at bottom of page to see complete notes: Hour 10
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