Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 262 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.

Day 262

Days of rejoicing called Feast of Purim - Esther 9:16-27

Feast day to be perpetual celebration - Esther 9:28-32

Mordecai made the prime minister - Esther 10:1-3

Other events of this time
- Birth of Socrates - 470 B.C.
- Birth of Abiud (11th Gen) - 467 B.C.
- Reign of Artaxerxes I, King of Persia - 464-424.B.C.

Ezra prepares to return to Jerusalem - 459 or 458 B.C.

Commissioned to go by Artaxerxes - Ezra 7:11-26

Ezra's thanksgiving - Ezra 7:27-28

Ezra's companions (about 2000) - Ezra 8:1-14

Preparation for journey - 458 B.C.

Company gathers at River Ahava - Ezra 7:9; Ezra 8:15 - (4 months of travel - whoosh - what a journey that must have been!)

Search for Levites - Ezra 8:16-20

Prayer and fasting - Ezra 8:21-23

Temple treasures entrusted to priests - Ezra 8:24-30; 8:31


Est 9:19 Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.

sending portions - From H4487; properly something weighed out, that is, (generally) a division; specifically (of food) a ration; also a lot. H4487 - A primitive root; properly to weigh out; by implication to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll.

Est 9:22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

gifts - H4979 - Feminine of H4976; a present; specifically (in a good sense) a sacrificial offering, (in a bad sense) a bribe. H4976 - From H5414; a present.
poor - H34 - From H14, in the sense of want (especially in feeling); destitute. H14 - A primitive root; to breathe after, that is (figuratively) to be acquiescent.

Israel was not yet considered back in the land or a nation again, the leaders in Persia? decided to make a national day of thanksgiving - notice this was not a Holy Day or Feast Day as dictated by the Lord.

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