This is the beginning of an examination of the specific relationship between the Jewish people and the Persian nation.
After the Jews were exiled to Babylon, the Persians came into power. Most are familiar with the book of Esther, that tells of how, with God’s grace, the king acted to save the Jewish people.
In what could be termed an almost unprecedented experience, the Jewish exiles are given permission by King Cyrus to return to Israel in order to rebuild Jerusalem.
The biblical books of the prophets Isaiah, Ezra, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah and Chronicles tell of Jewish life in Persia and the return to rebuild the temple.
Israel, Iran and The Bible: God’s Prophetic Time Clock
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