1. Exposition

What does Ezra 8 have in common with Ezra 7?

Ezra 8:1–36 (ESV)

1 These are the heads of their fathers’ houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:

Similar to Ezra 7, Ezra 8 also emphasizes the hand of God guiding and protecting his people (Ezra 8:18, Ezra 8:22, Ezra 8:31).