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Verses of Ezra 6

14

Ezra 6:14 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

They prospered through the prophesying of Haggai: this is a seasonable intimation that this great and unexpected success was not to be ascribed to chance, nor to the kindness or good humour of Darius; but unto God only, who by his prophets had required and encouraged them to proceed in the work, and by his mighty power disposed Darius’s heart to such kind and noble purposes and actions.

Artaxerxes; who is thought to be either,

1. Xerxes, Darius’s son and successor, who is called also Artaxerxes, and Ahasuerus, who is here joined with his father Darius, possibly because he favoured the Jews, and promoted their cause with his father, and saw to the execution of his father’s decree, and was his father’s viceroy, if not made co-emperor with his father in his lifetime, which was not unusual. Or,

2. Artaxerxes Longimanus, the son of Xerxes, who was best known by the name of Artaxerxes; who is here joined with Cyrus and Darius, because though the temple was finished, as to the substance of the work, in Darius’s reign, Ezr 6:15, yet it was afterwards more fully completed and adorned by Artaxerxes, as is evident from Ezr 7:20,27, by whom Nehemiah was sent to Jerusalem with a large commission and full power to take care about the building of the city, and all other things concerning the Jewish nation and religion.

Verses of Ezra 6

14

Consult other comments:

Ezra 6:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Ezra 6:14 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 6:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ezra 6:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Ezra 6:14 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Ezra 6:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Ezra 6:14 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Ezra 6:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 6:14 - Geneva Bible Notes

Ezra 6:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ezra 6:14 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 6:14 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 6:14 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Ezra 6:14 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Ezra 6:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Ezra 6:14 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Ezra 6:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Ezra 6:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole