A Biblical Study



A REVIEW

The Years of Return

TEST YOUR RECALL

Part II


LINE IT UP!

Match each king to character in chronological order:

Artaxerxes; Ahasuerus; Cyrus; Daniel; Darius; Esther; Ezra; Haggai; Nebuchadnezzar; Nehemiah; Zerubbabel

Kings of Captivity: Biblical Character

1.        _____________ 1. _____________

2.        _____________ 2. _____________

3.        _____________ 3. _____________

4.        _____________ 4. _____________

5.        _____________ 5. _____________

5b. ____________



SCRAMBLED CLUES

Review Ezra and Nehemiah. Use the clues to unscramble the words. Then write the numbered letter in the corresponding place below to solve the final clue.

1.        This condition of the Jews in Jerusalem led to great concern Y U A L K O D L Y U N E E Q __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 9 1 7

2.        Nehemiahs title with the Jews R O G E R N O V __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 8 8

3.        Were built or repaired in 52 days E L A L W T G S A __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ 4 4

4.        Governor of Samaria; opposed Nehemiah rebuilding the wall N A S T A L A B L __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 11 11

5.        The reaction after the wall was completed J O R G I N I E C __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 10 10 14

6.        What the people entered after they heard the law T O E N A N V C __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 3 3 2

 

 

7.        Were provided offerings, first fruits and tithes S T I V E E L __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 6 6

8.        Number of years given to Nehemiah to spend in Jerusalem L E W V E T __ __ __ __ __ __ 12 12

9.        Profaned by the people after Nehemiah left T H A S A B B __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 13 13

10.     The purpose of reviewing Israels history P L E A S E M X __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 5

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ and __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6 9 2 7 6 10 11 12 13 2 7 14 2 8

 

To what are these prerequisites? _______________________________________

 

 


A SPIRITUAL MATTER

Match the topic with the verse (by memory), a phrase of correspondence.

1.        REVIEWING HISTORY A) If thou seekest her as silver... - Proverbs 2:4-5

2.        OPPRESSION B) ...he gathereth the outcasts of Israel. - Psalm 147: 2-3

3.        THE GATE C) I would that ye not be ignorant... - I Corinthians 10:1ff

4.        UNDERSTANDING D) He delivereth the poor...and openeth their ears... - Job 36:15

5.        THE BROKEN HEART E) ...and few there be that find it. - Matthew 7:13-14

 


IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME Number these in the order the events of each time period took place. Then discuss Galatians 4:4

I. PRE-PATRIARCHAL: Approx. 13000 - 2100 B.C. _____ Noah and the flood. _____ The story of creation. _____ The tower of Babel _____ The story of Job. _____ Enoch taken to heaven.

 

 

 

II. ABRAHAM TO MONARCHY: 2100-1050 B.C. _____ The ten plagues _____ Samuel anoints Saul to be king. _____ Lot moves to Sodom. _____ Samson destroys the Philistines. _____ Joseph is sold into slavery. _____ Moses is given the ten commandments. _____ The walls of Jericho fall.

 

III. THE KINGDOM ERA: 1050 - 600 B.C. _____ The kingdom is divided. _____ Josiah is compared to David. _____ Jezebel is thrown to the dogs. _____ Solomon asks for wisdom. _____ Elisha prophesies for 55 years.

 

IV. THE EXILE AND RETURN: 600 - 430 B.C. _____ Nehemiah rebuilds the wall. _____ Haman plots to kill the Jews. _____ The fall of Jerusalem. _____ Daniel is taken into captivity. _____ Zerubbabel rebuilds the temple.


400 YEARS OF SILENCE

      From the last years of Nehemiah (431 B.C.) to the time of Christ, there is no Biblical record written.

      World leaders at this time included Alexander the Great from 333 - 323 B.C. and Herod the Great in 47 B.C. who inherited the position of governor of Judea and called himself king of the Jews. How does this time period compare with Nebuchadnezzars dream of the image?

      Thus began the entrance into the world of Gods Son, Jesus Christ. Why is the timing of Christs birth so perfect?

Answers:

LINE IT UP! Nebuchadnezzar Daniel; Cyrus Zerubbabel; Darius Haggai; Ahasuerus Esther; Artaxerxes Ezra, Nehemiah

SCRAMBLED CLUES 1. unequally yoked 2. governor 3. wall and gates 4. Sanballet 5. rejoicing 6. covenant 7. Levites 8. twelve 9. Sabbath 10. examples (I Cor. 10:6) Final clue: knowledge and understanding; prerequisites to entering a covenant of an oath and a curse with God (Neh. 10:28ff)

 

IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME

I. 3, 1, 5, 4, 2 (see Genesis 6, I Chronicles 1:17 and Job 1:1 for help) II. 3, 7, 1, 6, 2, 4, 5 III. 2, 5, 3, 1, 4 IV. 5, 4, 2, 1, 3