1. Exposition

What does the phrase "gathered as one man" signify?

Ezra 3:1 (ESV)

1 When the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the towns, the people gathered as one man to Jerusalem.

This phrase signifies their united purpose and devotion.1 Assembling as one man is also seen in Judges 20:1, Judges 20:8; 1 Samuel 11:7; 2 Samuel 19:14.