This chapter begins the second period covered by this book (see Introduction). Some sixty years have elapsed since the end of chapter 6.
- What do we learn about Ezra from this chapter?
Note particularly the order of the aims in verse 10, and consider the evidence that shows that he accomplished these aims.
Do you have any similar aims?
- What inspired the doxology in verses 27 and 28? Cf. 2Cor. 3:5.