The Restoration - do not He compares them to an unfaithful...

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The Restoration, the Last Era in Old Testament History The last era in the Old Testament had been predicted and it was documented.  It was  recorded in the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.  The Restoration was the Jews returning to Judah.  What was God’s purpose in bringing the  Jews back to Judah?  What were the most important tasks?  What interpretations did the exilic  and post-exilic prophets give to this era? In the Old Testament, God had given the Jewish people the Promise Land of Canaan  (Joshua 1-13).  The people were rebellious though.  The prophet Jeremiah in his first three  chapters describes how the people of the Lord are rebellious and he tells that the Lord has  abandoned the people who have forsaken Him.  God tells the Jewish people that he would treat  them like sons and give them a great inheritance, if they would just call Him “Father”, but they 
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Unformatted text preview: do not. He compares them to an unfaithful spouse (Jeremiah 1-3). The people offend God even more. They start performing sacrifices to other gods (Jeremiah 7). This is the grounds for why God had sent His people into captivity. Jerusalem is ransacked and the Temple is destroyed, as well as the city wall. Ezekiel was taken to Babylon with a large group of captives. Ezekiel preached to the captives that Jerusalem must be utterly destroyed. This message compliments Jeremiah’s message. Before giving this message, Ezekiel warned the Jews that they were a wicked people (Ezekiel 1-3). Jerusalem did fall within the time of Ezekiel’s captivity. Daniel was another prophet that was taken to Babylon. He probably got there a few years before Ezekiel. Daniel was...
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