IV. Outline

IV. Outline

  1. Return and Rebuilding of the Temple (Ezr 1-6)
    1. Cyrus's Decree (1:1-11)
    2. List of Returnees (2:1-70)
    3. Altar Rebuilt; Temple Begun (3:1-13)
    4. Opposition to Rebuilding (4:1-24)
    5. Completion of the Temple (5:1-6:22)
  2. Ezra's Mission to Jerusalem (Ezr 7-10)
    1. Ezra's Return (7:1-8:36)
    2. Problem of Mixed Marriages (9:1-10:44)
  3. Nehemiah Rebuilds the Walls (Ne 1-6)
    1. Report to Nehemiah (1:1-11)
    2. Nehemiah's Return (2:1-20)
    3. Builders of the Wall (3:1-32)
    4. Opposition Without (4:1-23)
    5. Oppression Within (5:1-19)
    6. Completion of the Walls (6:1-19)
  4. Restoration of the Covenant Community (Ne 7-13)
    1. Records for Repopulating Jerusalem (7:1-73)
    2. Ezra Reads the Law (8:1-18)
    3. Covenant Renewal (9:1-10:39)
    4. Repopulating Jerusalem (11:1-12:26)
    5. Dedication of the Walls (12:27-13:3)
    6. Nehemiah's Final Reforms (13:4-31)