A HARMONY OF THE
EZRA-NEHEMIAH HISTORY.

This Is Appendix 58 From The Companion Bible.

REFS. EZRA. B.C. NEHEMIAH REFS.
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.
  SANBALLAT'S RECEPTION. 2:10.
  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.
  RESULT. 4:15.
  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.
  WALL BUILT. 7:1.
  HANANI APPOINTED GOVERNOR. 7:2, 3.
  CITY OPEN. PEOPLE FEW. HOUSES NOT BUILDED. (Compare Haggai 1:4)
(Interval of twenty-eight years.)
7:4.
1:1-4.   EMANCIPATION ACT OF CYRUS. 426
1:5—2:2.   RETURN UNDER ZERUBBABEL.
[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
  FIFTEEN YEARS OF OPPOSITION.
  From second year of R
ETURN 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.]
419
 
 
410
  NEHEMIAH GOES BACK for twelve years (compare 13:6). (5:14.)
  Second Year of DARIUS HYSTASPIS.
Sixth Month: "This People say, 'The time is not come, the time that the L
ORD'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.
  SIXTH MONTH. Twenty-fourth Day.
T
HE 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.
  NINTH MONTH. Twenty-fourth Day.
The W
ORD to the PRIESTS. Haggai 2:10-19.
  NINTH MONTH. Twenty-fourth Day.
The F
INAL WORD to ZERUBBABEL. Haggai 2:20-23.
  ELEVENTH MONTH. Twenty-fourth Day. The WORD to ZECHARIAH. Zechariah 1:7.
  FOURTH YEAR OF DARIUS HYSTASPIS.
Ninth Month. Fourth Day. The W
ORD to ZECHARIAH. (N.B. His last date.) Zechariah 7:1.
 
407
 
  NEHEMIAH OBTAINS LEAVE OF ABSENCE, and RETURNS to be present at (13:6.)
 
6:15.   SIXTH YEAR, Twelfth Month of DARIUS HYSTASPIS. TEMPLE FINISHED.
6:16-18.   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 EZRA
twenty-three years (426-403 B.C.).
The Whole Period covered by NEHEMIAH
fifty-two years (455-403 B.C.).
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