“Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children and all our goods,” (Ezra 8:21, ESV).
Jewish exiles in a foreign land, Ezra and his traveling companions were granted leave by their captor, King Cyrus of Persia, to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the ruined temple.
Read the full article in the Feb. 6 issue of Navarre Press.
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