Monthly Archives: January 2015

Stone by Stone

The Jeshanah Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid its beams and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place. Next to them, repairs were made by men from Gibeon … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Romping with a Purpose

I went to Jerusalem, and after staying there three days I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no … Continue reading

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Rain on their Parade

A proclamation was then issued throughout Judah and Jerusalem for all the exiles to assemble in Jerusalem. Anyone who failed to appear within three days would forfeit all his property, in accordance with the decision of the officials and elders, … Continue reading

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Take Courage and Do It!

While Ezra was praying and confessing, weeping and throwing himself down before the house of God, a large crowd of Israelites—men, women and children—gathered around him. They too wept bitterly. Then Shekaniah son of Jehiel, one of the descendants of … Continue reading

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Confident by the Canal

I assembled them at the canal that flows toward Ahava, and we camped there three days. When I checked among the people and the priests, I found no Levites there. So I summoned Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, … Continue reading

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Tears for the Temple

In the second month of the second year after their arrival at the house of God in Jerusalem, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jozadak and the rest of the people (the priests and the Levites and all who … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trail #8 – Chicken Chute

I needed a break after finishing 1 & 2 Chronicles.  Working my way through these two books felt at times like a combination of television re-runs and a phone book.  There were a few hidden wells, but I have to admit I … Continue reading

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