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Chapter 17 The Return From Exile

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Published on May 4, 2008

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The migration back to Judah
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Chapter 17 The Return from Exile

The Exiled Mourned their loss Nation Temple People Called a lamentation Sorrow expressed in the form of a poem

Mourned their loss

Nation

Temple

People

Called a lamentation

Sorrow expressed in the form of a poem

Book of Lamentations 5 poems Describe the destruction Judah Suffering of the people Jeremiah – probable writer Firm faith in God’s love will show comfort

5 poems

Describe the destruction Judah

Suffering of the people

Jeremiah – probable writer

Firm faith in God’s love will show comfort

Ezekiel A priest Exiled to Babylon Had a 25 year ministry Message found in Ezekial Condemned social injustice Idolatry Superstition False belief that living creatures or things possess powers

A priest

Exiled to Babylon

Had a 25 year ministry

Message found in Ezekial

Condemned

social injustice

Idolatry

Superstition

False belief that living creatures or things possess powers

The Message of Ezekiel His vision Glory of God abandoned Jerusalem Left the temple-dwelling place of God Left Jerusalem People’s action showed a rejection of God Very strong words People unfaithful from the beginning Said God’s words were “I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you over foreign lands, so that I may purge your uncleanness”

His vision

Glory of God abandoned Jerusalem

Left the temple-dwelling place of God

Left Jerusalem

People’s action showed a rejection of God

Very strong words

People unfaithful from the beginning

Said God’s words were “I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you over foreign lands, so that I may purge your uncleanness”

During exile he offered words of hope/comfort Had a new vision God would purify those who remained true to him Take them home to Judah

During exile he offered words of hope/comfort

Had a new vision

God would purify those who remained true to him

Take them home to Judah

While in exile… Afraid/confused Grow as a people Relationship with God changed Judaism – religion of the Jews Saw their past ways

Afraid/confused

Grow as a people

Relationship with God changed

Judaism – religion of the Jews

Saw their past ways

A new relationship with God What made someone one of God’s people Not birth in the promised land Not citizenship in an independent Judah Had to: Follow God’s will Have absolute faith Make a personal commitment to follow the covenant

What made someone one of God’s people

Not birth in the promised land

Not citizenship in an independent Judah

Had to:

Follow God’s will

Have absolute faith

Make a personal commitment to follow the covenant

Treatment while in exile… Babylonians treated them well Live lives freely Remain together as a community Given fertile land to live on Some prospered/held high positions Proved that God was protecting them

Babylonians treated them well

Live lives freely

Remain together as a community

Given fertile land to live on

Some prospered/held high positions

Proved that God was protecting them

Isaiah in Babylon Message found in book of Isaiah Had a message of hope Trusting and confident in God’s love for us Have faith in God and hope Reminded them that God had always been faithful to them God would save them in a “bigger” way Salvation would come through the “suffering of a servant”

Message found in book of Isaiah

Had a message of hope

Trusting and confident in God’s love for us

Have faith in God and hope

Reminded them that God had always been faithful to them

God would save them in a “bigger” way

Salvation would come through the “suffering of a servant”

The Book of Job Great example of “Wisdom Literature” giving practical guidance on how to live Background wife large family relatives servants many posessions

Great example of “Wisdom Literature”

giving practical guidance on how to live

Background

wife

large family

relatives

servants

many posessions

His downfall lost children took possessions disease overtook his body Remained faithful “ we accept good things from God; and should we not accept evil” (Job: 2-10)

His downfall

lost children

took possessions

disease overtook his body

Remained faithful

“ we accept good things from God; and should we not accept evil” (Job: 2-10)

Words from God humans do not always understand God’s ways good people do suffer God’s words strengthen Job’s faith God repays his loyalty and faith everything re-payed in double measure

Words from God

humans do not always understand God’s ways

good people do suffer

God’s words strengthen Job’s faith

God repays his loyalty and faith

everything re-payed in double measure

3 Stages out of Exile Persian’s take over Babylon came from modern day Iran and Afghanistan Cyrus – King of Persian Empire allowed Jews to return to Judah still belong to Persia rebuild the Temple practice their faith Persian governor governed themselves locally and religiously

Persian’s take over Babylon

came from modern day Iran and Afghanistan

Cyrus – King of Persian Empire

allowed Jews to return to Judah

still belong to Persia

rebuild the Temple

practice their faith

Persian governor

governed themselves locally and religiously

Stage 1 Descendant of David leads 1 st wave back to Judah begin rebuilding the nation King Cyrus dies in battle rebuilding delayed Temple reconstruction stopped

Descendant of David

leads 1 st wave back to Judah

begin rebuilding the nation

King Cyrus dies in battle

rebuilding delayed

Temple reconstruction stopped

Haggai and Zechariah prophets urged the Temple restoration to go forth get unfinished work complete

prophets

urged the Temple restoration to go forth

get unfinished work complete

New leader in Persia begins migration back to Judah succeed in rebuilding the Temple 515 B.C. stage 1 complete Jew occupy the land temple had been restored

begins migration back to Judah

succeed in rebuilding the Temple

515 B.C.

stage 1 complete

Jew occupy the land

temple had been restored

Stage 2 70 years pass Judah in trouble foreign lands trying to take over Nehemiah to the rescue sent to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem Stage 2 complete Judah is free from foreign attack

70 years pass

Judah in trouble

foreign lands trying to take over

Nehemiah to the rescue

sent to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem

Stage 2 complete

Judah is free from foreign attack

Stage 3 Nehemiah’s mission was military Ezra’s mission was religious reform religious and social practices leads a 3 rd migration to Judah orders the “law” be read out once in Jerusalem follow law of Moses or the Torah 1 st 5 books of the Old Testament Stage 3 complete The people submitted fully to God’s will

Nehemiah’s mission was military

Ezra’s mission was religious

reform religious and social practices

leads a 3 rd migration to Judah

orders the “law” be read out once in Jerusalem

follow law of Moses or the Torah

1 st 5 books of the Old Testament

Stage 3 complete

The people submitted fully to God’s will

 

 

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