Ezra Outline with links to question sheets by Stephen Ricker
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    First Return From Exile and Rebuilding the Temple (1:1-6:22)

  1. The First to Return, Ezra 1:1-2:70 GO
    1. The Edict of Cyrus (1:1-4)
    2. The Return Under Sheshbazzar (1:5-11)
    3. Those Who Returned (2:1-70)
  2. Rebuilding the Altar and the Temple, Ezra 3:1-13 GO
    1. The Rebuilding of the Altar (3:1-3)
    2. The Feast of Tabernacles (3:4-6)
    3. The Beginning of Temple Reconstruction (3:7-13)
  3. Opposition to Rebuilding, Ezra 4:1-24 GO
    1. Opposition During Cyrus' Reign (4:1-5)
    2. Opposition During Xerxes' Reign (4:6)
    3. Opposition During Artaxerxes Reign (4:7-24)
  4. The Temple is Completed, Ezra 5:1-6:23 GO
    1. Prophets in Jerusalem and Judah (5:1-5)
    2. Why We Are Rebuilding the Temple (5:6-17)
    3. God's Name Dwells There (6:1-12)
    4. Dedicating God's House (6:13-23)
  5. Ezra's Return and Reforms (7:1-10:44)

  6. Ezra and the Second Group Returns, Ezra 7:1-8:36 GO
    1. Ezra Devoted Himself (7:1-10)
    2. In Accordance with the Wisdom of God (7:11-28)
    3. The Second Group Returns to Jerusalem (8:1-36)
  7. You Have Punished Us Less Than Our Sins Deserve, Ezra 9:1-10:44 GO
    1. Ezra Confesses Judah's New Sin (9:1-15)
    2. The People Repent (10:1-17)
    3. The Beginning of Temple Reconstruction (10:7-44)

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