It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Reflection on 1 Esdras Chapter 7, New Temple

Temple completed. At the dedication, 100 bullocks, 200 rams, and 400 lambs were offered in sacrifice; also, 12 goats for the sins of the tribes of Israel.  The priests and Levites were arrayed in their vestments, arranged by family. Passover was celebrated followed by the feast and merry making.

In this celebration and religious remembrances, some distintion was made between those who had been taken in captivity and those who had been left in the land.

//Ezra 6; 1 Chronicles 23-26

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