By Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos
According to this famous writer, modern day readers locate a lot that's wide-spread in Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, together with the message of God's faithfulness within the face of prejudice, sexism, and patriarchy.
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Did Ezra come first, to be followed by Nehemiah? Why then does Ezra pop up in the middle of the book named Page 4 for Nehemiah (Nehemiah 89), and why are both of them present at the grand celebration of the city wall dedication (Neh. 12:33)? If the two of them were around at the same time, when exactly was that? In the course of our exploration, we may find answers to some of these questions. At other times, we may find unexpected insights when we refocus our view. At all times, we hope to become better acquainted with these books and learn from them, as they may instruct us in our time.
Once more, we encounter confusing information. This time, it could be that the actual personalities of the leaders are not as important as we would think. Just as three Persian rulers are made to sound like one in Ezra 6:14, two leaders of the expedition from Babylon to Jerusalem are not clearly distinguished from one another. The participation of the leaders in this story is not as significant apparently as the participation of the community. Sheshbazzar disappears in the long family list that follows.
This title indicates something larger than a God concerned only with a small group of people in a small corner of the earth. God, the God of heaven, who is also the God of Israel, is the one who arouses Cyrus to say what he says and do what he doespermitting the exiles to go home, to Jerusalem. In addition, the opening announcement of Ezra puts the actions and words of Cyrus in agreement with a prophecy of Jeremiah. In Jeremiah 25:11 and 29:10 we find a duration predicted for the Exile and an announcement of a return.
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther (Westminster Bible Companion) by Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos