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Ezra 0 Summary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole



THAT this book of EZRA is part of the canonical Scripture is evident, partly from the testimony of the Jewish church, to which were committed the oracles of God, Rom 3:2, who also did carefully keep them, and faithfully transmit them to us, and are not once charged either by Christ or his apostles with breach of that trust; and partly by the unanimous consent of all, both Jews and Christians, at this day. And that Ezra was thee writer of this book, is also, and ever was, the opinion of the Jews, who had thee best means of knowing this, and is most agreeable to his quality, for he was the son, or grandson, (as the word is elsewhere used,) of Seraiah, Ezr 7:1, who was the high priest, 2Ki 25:18; 1Ch 6:14; and he was a ready scribe of the law of Moses, Ezr 7:6, and endowed with a more than ordinary measure of God's Spirit, as is evident from this book; and was himself an eye-witness of these transactions. In his time also there lived divers other holy men of God, as Daniel, and Nehemiah, and Mordecai, and Zorobabel, and Joshua; which makes that probable which the Jews report, that these prophets and other holy and learned men did review thee canonical books of the Old Testament, and added here and there some few passages in the historical books, and digested them into that order in which now we have them in our Hebrew Bibles; this being a work most suitable to the prudence, and piety, and sacred function of these persons, and to the present estate of the Jewish nation, who had been long in captivity in Babylon, where it was to be feared that many of them were ignorant or corrupt in the principles of religion, and who were yet in a broken condition, and likely to be exposed to further calamities and dispersions; which also might be signified to some of them; and it was suitable also to that care which the wise and gracious God hath ever used for the guidance of his church, according to their several occasions and necessities.

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Consult other comments:

Ezra 0:0 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Ezra 0:0 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ezra 0:0 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Ezra 0:0 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Ezra 0:0 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Ezra 0:0 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Ezra 0:0 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 0:0 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Ezra 0:0 - Expositor's Dictionary of Text by Robertson

Ezra 0:0 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ezra 0:0 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 0:0 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Ezra 0:0 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 0:0 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Ezra 0:0 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Ezra 0:0 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Ezra 0:0 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Ezra 0:0 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Ezra 0:0 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Ezra 0:0 - The People's Bible by Joseph Parker

Ezra 0:0 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Ezra 0:0 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Ezra 0:0 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Ezra 0:0 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Ezra 0:0 - The Bible of the Expositor and the Evangelist by Riley

Ezra 0:0 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole