Praise Chapel Puget Sound. A Walk Through the Bible With Bro. Bill Parker Sr. Lesson 10 Post - Exile History Ezra, Nehemiah & Esther. The Post-Exile Period. The Decree of Cyrus Isaiah’s Letter Ezra The Mixed Multitudes Nehemiah The Decree for Jerusalem Esther The Drama [Acrostics]
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Triggers the 70 Weeks of Daniel
“Servitude of the Nation”
“Desolations of Jerusalem”
"...without any battle, he entered the town, sparing any calamity; ... I returned to sacred cities on the other side of the Tigris, the sanctuaries of which have been ruins for a long time... and established for them permanent sanctuaries.
I also gathered all their former inhabitants and returned to them their habitations."
British Museum in London.
That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers:
That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.Isaiah 44:27, 28
Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;Isaiah 45:1
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:Isaiah 45:2-5
Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia,
“The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? 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 the God,) which is in Jerusalem.” Ezra 1:2, 3
ParshandathaCurious Self busy-body
DalphonWeeping Self self-pity
AspathaAssembled Self self-mobilized; self-sufficiency
PorathaGenerous Self spend-thriftiness; self-indulgence
AdaliaWeak Self self-consciousness; inferiority
AridathaStrong Self assertiveness; insists upon one’s way
ParmashtaPreeminent Self ambition; desire for preeminence
ArisaiBold Self imprudence
AridaiDignified Self pride; haughtiness; sense of superiority
VaizathaPure Self worst of all: self-righteousness
3 Equidistant Letter Sequences
WnT.yI ~yviN"h;-lk'w> ayh
Initial letters: because the event was initial
Backwards: God was turning back the counsels of man.
~AYh; !m'h'w> %l,M,h; aAby"
Initial letters: God was initiating the action;
Forward: God was ruling and causing Esther to act.
yli hA,v WNn<yae hz<
Final letters: Haman’s end was approaching;
Backwards: God was overruling Haman’s gladness
and turning back Haman’s counsel.
h['r'h' wyl'ae ht'l.k'-yKi
Final: Haman’s end had come;
Forward: God was ruling and bringing about the
end He had determined.
1) Words spoken concerninga queen;
2) Words spoken bya queen;
3) Words spoken byHaman;
4) Words concerningHaman.
Then the king Ahasuerus answered and said unto Esther the queen,
“Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so?”
`!Ke tAfl; ABli Aal'm.-rv,a] aWh hz<-yaew> hz< aWh ymi
= “I AM”
An Equidistant Letter Sequence, interval of 8.
lyxe wyd'b'w: wyr'f'-lk'l. hT,v.mi hf'[' Akl.m'l. vAlv' tn:v.Bi
An Equidistant Letter Sequence, interval of 8.
`rTes.a, wyl'[' ht'W>ci-rv,a] lkoK. f[;Y:w: yk'D\r>m' rboY:w:
An Equidistant Letter Sequence, interval of 7:
`qf' vWbl.Bi %l,M,h r[;v;-la, aAbl' !yae yKi %l,M,h;-r[;v; ynEp.li d[; aAbY"w:
[;yGIm; Atd'w> %l,M,h;-rb;D> rv,a] ~Aqm. hn"ydIm.W hn"ydIm.-lk'b.W
El Shaddai, The Almighty
An Equidistant Letter Sequence, interval of 6:
AB tAfl; ~['h'w> %l' !Wtn" @s,K,h; !m'h'l. %l,M,h; rm,aYOw:
~Ay rf'[' hv'Alv.Bi !AvarIh' vd,xoB; %l,M,h; yrep.so War>Q'YIw:
xyr !jvw !mh
haman v’satan ray’yach
“Haman and Satan stink.”
Sponsored the Septuagint Translation: LXX270 BC
Antiochus Epiphanes (The “Little Horn”) Dan 8
63 BC Pompey conquers Judea
Herod Antipater, an Edomite, appointed ruler
40 BC Parthians conquer Judea
37 BC Romans regain Judea Herod the Great succeeds Antipater
31 BC Battle of Actium
~2 BC? Registration and Census ordered
7 AD Caponius appointed Procurator Removed legal powers of Sanhedrin
“Woe unto us for the scepter has departed from Judah and the Messiah has not come!” Babylonian Talmud