12.0  The Postexilic Period: Judah Revived
Last revised: 11/20/01

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12.1 The International Situation (538-522 B.C.E.)
12.1.1 Cyrus the Great
12.1.2 The Reign of Cambyses (530-522 B.C.E.)
12.1.3 Darius I (522-486 B.C.E.)
12.2 The Restored Community
12.2.1 Cyrus's Decree (Ezra 1:1-4)

12.2.2 The Returners (Ezra 1:5-2:70) Haggai: Promoter of Temple-Building (Hag. 1:1-2:23) If you expect the Lord's blessings, then do his will (Hag. 1:1-15) If the Temple is built, you will prosper (Hag. 2:10-19) Zerubbabel, you are the chosen one (Hag. 2:20-23) Zechariah: Man of Visions Return from your evil ways (Zech. 1:1-6) The first vision: The four horsemen (Zech. 1:7-17) The second vision: The four horns and four smiths (Zech. 1:18-21) The third vision: The man with the measuring line (Zech. 2:1-5) A call to flee from Babylon (Zech. 2:6-13) The fourth vision: Satan and Joshua (Zech. 3:1-10) The fifth vision: The golden lampstand and the two olive trees (Zech. 4:1-14) The sixth vision: The flying scroll (Zech. 5:1-4) The seventh vision: The woman in a ephah (Zech. 5:5-11) The eighth vision: The four chariots (Zech. 6:1-8) Concluding oracles (Zech. 7:1-8:23) The Effect of Haggai and Zechariah's Work (Ezra 5:1-6:22)

12.3 The Time of Silence
12.4 Ezra and Nehemiah
12.4.1 Ezra the Priest the Date of Ezra The Work of Ezra (Ezra 7:1-10:44; Neh. 8:1-9:37) Ezra's reforms (Ezra 9:1-10:44; Neh. 8:1-9:37) The problem of foreign wives (Ezra 9:1-10:44) The renewing of the covenant (Ezra 8:1-9:38)

12.4.2 Nehemiah the Builder (Neh. 1:1-7:73; 13:1-31) Event Leading to Nehemiah's Return (Neh. 1:1-2:8) The Rebuilding of the Walls (Neh. 2:9-7:73; 12:44-47) Nehemiah's Second Term as Govenor (Neh. 13:1-31)

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