HARMONY OF THE
EZRA-NEHEMIAH HISTORY. This Is Appendix 58 From The Companion Bible.
|455||Hanani's report in month of Chislen leads to the "going forth of the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem" (Daniel 9:25) by Artaxerxes (that is to say, ASTYAGES) in his twentieth year.||1:1—2:8.|
|454||NEHEMIAH'S JOURNEY. He visits the Governors, and presents Credentials.||2:9.|
|NEHEMIAH'S NIGHT SURVEY OF RUINS.||2:12-15.|
|HIS REPORT TO THE JEWS.||2:16-18.|
|OPPOSITION THREATENED (Moab, Amon, and Ishmael) on charge of rebellion against the Suzerain King (that is, of Babylon) Nebuchadnezzar.||2:19.|
|NEHEMIAH'S ANSWER. Foundation work of Wall begun. Wall itself finished to half its height.||2:20—4:6.|
|ATTEMPTED OPPOSITION BY FORCE.||4:7, 8.|
|NEHEMIAH'S COURSE. PRAYER AND WATCH.||4:9.|
|COMPLAINT OF JUDAH. Used by Adversaries.||4:10-14.|
|WALL COMPLETED (second half) in fifty-two days.||4:16—6:15.|
|EFFECT ON ENEMIES.||6:16.|
|REFERENCE TO HINDRANCE DURING THE BUILDING.||6:17-19.|
|Condition of the City.|
|HANANI APPOINTED GOVERNOR.||7:2, 3.|
(Interval of twenty-eight years.)
|1:1-4.||EMANCIPATION ACT OF CYRUS.||426|
[N.B. Cyrus's specification for building the Temple recorded in 6:3-5, falls into its proper place here between 2:1 and 2.]
|2:1-70.||Genealogies of those who Returned.||Genealogies of those who Returned.||7:5-73-.|
|The Seventh Month.||The Seventh Month.||7:-73.|
|3:1-3.||THE ALTER OF BURNT OFFERING SET UP.|
|THE FIRST DAY.||8:1-12.|
|THE SECOND DAY. Instruction.||8:13-15.|
|3:4-6-.||Feast of Tabernacles Kept.||426||Feast of Tabernacles Kept.||8:16-18.|
|3:-6.||"BUT THE FOUNDATION OF TEMPLE NOT YET LAID."|
|3:7.||SIX MONTHS' PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING.|
|3:8-13.||SECOND YEAR OF RETURN. Second Month. TEMPLE FOUNDATION LAID.||425|
From second year of RETURN to second year of DARIUS HYSTASPIS.
[N.B. Chapters 4:1—6:22 are a retrospective reference to the WALL building of Nehemiah 2:20—6:15.]
|NEHEMIAH GOES BACK for twelve years (compare 13:6).||(5:14.)|
Second Year of
Sixth Month: "This People say, 'The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built.'" Haggai 1:2.
|COMMAND: "Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and THIS HOUSE LIE WASTE?" Haggai 1:4. "GO UP . . . AND BUILD." Haggai 1:8.|
THE WORK BEGUN. Haggai 1:14-15.
|SEVENTH MONTH (7th day of Feast of Tabernacles). The word to Zerubbabel (Haggai 2:1-9).|
|EIGHTH MONTH. The WORD to ZECHARIAH. Zechariah 1:1.|
The WORD to the PRIESTS. Haggai 2:10-19.
The FINAL WORD to ZERUBBABEL. Haggai 2:20-23.
|ELEVENTH MONTH. Twenty-fourth Day. The WORD to ZECHARIAH. Zechariah 1:7.|
Ninth Month. Fourth Day. The WORD to ZECHARIAH. (N.B. His last date.) Zechariah 7:1.
||NEHEMIAH OBTAINS LEAVE OF ABSENCE, and RETURNS to be present at||
|6:15.||SIXTH YEAR, Twelfth Month of DARIUS HYSTASPIS. TEMPLE FINISHED.|
The Dedication of the Temple.
Twenty years after laying the Foundation, 3:8-13 (in 425): and five years and six months from beginning the House itself (Haggai 1:14, 15). Ending the "Seven Sevens" from "the going forth of the commandment" of Daniel 9:25 in 454 B.C.
|The Dedication of the Temple.|
|6:19-22.||THE FIRST PASSOVER.||404|
|7:1—8:36.||EZRA "WENT UP FROM BABYLON" as TIRSHATHA. Appointed by the Persian Council of State. Four months' journey, from 1st of NISAN, and arrival at Jerusalem 1st of AB.|
|9:1, 2.||Separation of the People. Report of the Princes re the NON-SEPARATION of the Princes, Priests and Levites.||404||Separation of the People.||9:1, 2.|
|9:3, 4.||THE "ASSEMBLY" of all that were troubled at the words of the God of Israel.||THE "ASSEMBLY," and reading of the Law of Jehovah, on the twenty-fourth day of the seventh month. (The second day of the Feast of Tabernacles.)||9:3.|
|9:5-15.||EZRA'S PRAYER.||THE LEVITES' PRAYER.||9:4-37.|
|10:1-17.||"Strange Wives" and the Covenant.||"Strange Wives" and the Covenant.||9:38—10:39.|
|10:18-44.||NAMES OF THE PRIESTS, Levites, and others who had married strange wives.||NAMES OF THOSE WHO "SEALED" THE COVENANT.||10:1-39.|
|10:17.||EZRA'S LATEST DATE: 1st of NISAN, in eighth year of DARIUS HYSTASPIS.||403|
|RESIDENTS IN JERUSALEM.||11:1-36.|
|LIST OF PRIESTS WHO RETURNED with ZERUBBABEL and EZRA for the Dedication of the WALL.||12:1-26.|
|THE DEDICATION OF THE WALL.||12:27-47.|
|THE REFORMATION OF THE PEOPLE.||13:1-31.|
The Whole Period covered by
twenty-three years (426-403 B.C.).
The Whole Period covered by
fifty-two years (455-403 B.C.).
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