124:1: Let Us Rise Up and Build; OT Lesson 47 (Core)

“Let Us Rise Up and Build”


Class Member Reading: Ezra 1-8; Nehemiah 1; 2; 4; 6; 8

Additional Reading: Haggai 1; “Ezra” and “Nehemiah”, Bible Dictionary

Other Reading: Look through the rest of Ezra, especially chapters 9-10; Haggai; Zechariah 1-8


We don’t talk about this section of the Jewish Scriptures much–we have no primary songs about Ezra and Nehemiah’s contributions to rebuilding the temple after the Babylonian Exile. these events and the examples of Ezra and Nehemiah prompt discussion of remaining constructive and dealing with difference and opposition.


Jody and Brian join the class.


You can access the Annotated Reading here (or PDF)

You can access the Lesson Notes here (or PDF)



Thanks to William Newman for editing the discussion and as always, to Steven Nelson for the bumper music!

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