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FIRST RETURN

-Leader was Joshua and Zerubbabel.
-fulfils prophecy about how Israel would return to promised land
-Cyrus restored the deported people to their land and allowed them to rebuild their sanctuaries.
-Some Israelites remained in Israel during the exile
-non israelites had settled in land
-only some exiles returned

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SECOND RETURN

-Non-Israelites had settled in the land,
-Leader was Ezra
*teacher of law
*was a scribe
*descendant of Aaron

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THIRD RETURN

-Only some leaders were returning
-Nehemiah =leads in 26th year
-cupbearer to the king

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Emphasis on return 1

-rebuilding for the LORD
-rebuilding an alter, an original foundation
-began sacrifices 1st day of 7th month
-rebuilding temple
-foundation laid in 2nd month of 2nd year

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Accomplishments of return 1

-alter
-temple & finish b/c oppostion distrupted
-it was completed 6th year of reign of darius

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Authority of Ezra
(Return 2)

neg: treasures w/n = impose tax, tribe, duty, on priesthood
pos: had authority - appoint civil admin
-list of exiles who returned
*much smaller than cyrus
*42000 vs 1700
-Journey to judah
*Ezra trust in Lord
*catalogue of donations for houseof Him
*Successful journey at G's hand
-Devotion to Law
*general readings
*public readings

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Motive for return (return 3)

-plight of exiles and Jerusalem
-confession of sin
-he appealed to G to lift the covenant curses
-Permission granted
*Nehemiah is given permission to return
*permission to request supplies to rebuild
-inspection of city walls
*gets leaders of Jer to rebuild
*sets in motion a plan to deal with non-Israelites

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Rebuilding Jerusalem (return 3)

-division of labour for rebuilding
-opposition of Samaritans, Amonites, Arabis, Ashodites
-Guards posted at most vulnerable point
-Complete in 52 days

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Repopulating Jerusalm (return 3)

-small pop living in Jer
-people tithed their number to settle
-CEREMONIAL PURITY
-purify selves, temple, etc
-SEPARATION FROM FOREIGNER
-joshua, jerubbabel rejected help from others