Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther

After the seventy years of Babylonian captivity, a remnant of exiled Jews went to Jerusalem to rebuild God’s temple. The resettlement of His people in the holy land ultimately prepared the way for the sending of the Messiah.

The Book of Ezra tells the story of this return under Zerubbabel and the Jews’ struggles to complete the temple. It also explains how Ezra the scribe and priest later taught the Law and called God’s people to covenant faithfulness.

Although the temple had been rebuilt, Jerusalem’s wall was still in ruins and the city was vulnerable to attack. The Book of Nehemiah reports Nehemiah’s return to rebuild the wall. He was also concerned for the spiritual welfare of his people as they were led to renew their covenant with God.

The Book of Esther reveals that the very existence of the Jewish people was threatened in the post-exilic period. A young Jewess providentially became queen of the Persian Empire. Because of her boldness, a heinous plot was foiled and the lives of her people throughout the empire were spared.

What comes with the course?

This 50-day course comes with everything you need. Should you need more time to complete this course, you can extend your course an additional 30 days. Click here to view some sample course materials.

Digital Book

A digital copy of the book Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther by <a href="https://www.throughthescriptures.com/about-our-authors/#author_CRoper" target="_blank">Coy D. Roper</a> will be your teacher for the course, and it will be yours to keep after the course is over.

Five Study Guides

These will help you prepare for your tests by providing you with the key terms, concepts, people, and places to pay close attention to as you read.

Six Tests

Designed to help you rather than hinder you, each test consists of fifty questions taken from the assigned reading to ensure you understand what is being taught. The last test is comprehensive.

Reading Pace Guide

Stay on top of your reading schedule with your reading pace guide. This guide tells you which pages you need to read each day to finish the course in the desired time.