Again, the Temple is worked on with help from another Persian king. God’s power had made its way into the official record books and there was a fear that if they (Persians) interrupted or prevented the rebuilding of the Temple, that some calamity would strike them.
Ezra has come on the scene and if you noticed he is a descendant of Aaron, the high priest. He is also a scribe, one that copies the scriptures and interprets them as well as teaches them. This is the beginning of what will later be the rabbi. Ezra is special in his role as a scribe but more so as is role as a priest in the line of Aaron.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.