I'm on a journey to read through the Bible in chronological order. Taking it one day at a time, I will read based on a list I found on the internet and blog about what happened, thoughts provoked, emotions conjured, etc. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ezra 7-10

Ezra wraps up by being commissioned to look into Judah and Jerusalem in regards to the Law. He gathers a large number of "chosen" ones and they go to the Temple to make offerings. They learn that the people have been marrying foreigners and having children with them--not consistent with God's law. Ezra has the men make a covenant that they will no longer continue this practice. The wives and children are sent away.

It doesn't really say what happens to the wives and children. I understand that they broke God's law for them, but it's really sad that families had to break up as punishment...hmm..

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