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You, my friend, have a hard heart if you can't find anything interesting in Ezra. ;-) And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD, according to the directions of David king of Israel. And they sang ...


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I was reading the last page of the Catholic Catechism where it gives the abbreviations for all the books in the Bible and I noticed macc 2, but not macc 1. So, if you want a book that isn't even mentioned in the Catechism but is included in our canon, there's your book. My next thought was of this question and I wondered whether Ezra is referenced in the ...


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Let's try to address all the questions here. God moved Cyrus heart. That statement itself doesn't mean that Cyrus became a worshipper of God. God can move the hearts of all sort of people to do all sorts of things (for example read how he moved the heart of Pharoah in Exodus). All it says is God caused Cyrus to do a specific thing, i.e. make a ...


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The fact that Cyrus worshiped a different god than the God of the bible is found in Isaiah 45:1-4 KJV Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; I will go before ...



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