Today’s reading is: Era 7: The Return From Exile. 538-6BC
Era 7: The Return From Exile 538-6 BC
An introductory class to prepare for Day 259 through Day 273. 15 messages for this era is the second shortest portion of this TTB. Scriptures in this era include Daniel (the last three chapters), Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, and the final snippets from 1st & 2nd Chronicles.
Back in the Land, Now What?
Various returnings to the land by a few (Jer. 29:10) are not God’s sovereign regathering of all Israel (Jer. 24:6,7; Mt. 24:31) for the eschatological theocratic kingdom.
Vacated Davidic Throne is not the eschatological theocratic kingdom (Dan. 2:44,45; 7:13-14,21-22,27).
Vacant Temple (no shekinah glory presence) with no mercy seat still awaits a greater glory (Lk. 2:22-38; Ezek. 40-48).
Ezra-Nehemiah records the reality of anti-Jewish hostility in the promised land.
Esther records the reality of anti-Jewish hostility in the diaspora.
Preparing for Silence
Closing the Hebrew Canon.
Gathering (and excluding), arranging and ordering, transcribing and editorial redacting.
Translating into Samaritan and Greek—the Samaritan Pentateuch (SP) & the Septuagint (LXX).