Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Rehwinkel

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Ephesians 2:64-65; 2 Kings 25:18; Ezra 7:1; Ezra 7:13; Ezra 7:12; Ezra 7:11-26; Ezra 8:2; Ezra 10:5; Deuteronomy 7:3; Ezra 3:4; Nehemiah 9:38; Nehemiah 10:1-27; Nehemiah 10:28-31; Nehemiah 10:32-37; Nehemiah 13:4-9, 28; Ezra 7:28; Ezra 8:1, 15; Nehemiah 9:5-38; Ezra 9:6-15;


Ezra was one of the great men of Jewish history. It has been said, and rightly so, that with Ezra, one stands at the cradle of Judaism. In Jewish tradition he figures as a second Moses. He wielded a tremendous influence upon the Jewish nation, the effects of which are felt to this very day. He set an indelible mark upon succeeding ages. He was largely responsible for the course Judaism took after the exilic period. Through his untiring efforts the law which was originally given by Moses, but much since that time had been neglected, was restored to the Jewish nation with renewed vigor. Ezra marks the springtime in the national history of Judaism. His hand gave a new and lasting shape to the least plastic of all materials that any reformer ever had to work upon, the character of the Jewish people.

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