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Jews return from captivity in Babylon and begin to rebuild the temple.
1. Cyrus, exiles return
2. list of returning exiles
3. rebuilding the alter and temple
4. enemies of Judah and Benjamin offer to help build but are rejected; these enemies then oppress, terrorize, and discourage, and then try to use the government to coerce
5. prophets prophesy, Governor Tattenai challenges authority to build in letter to King Darius
6. Authority to build is confirmed, the Passover
7. Ezra comes to Jerusalem, King Artaxerxes' letter
8. List of those returning with Ezra, historical record of the return to Jerusalem
10. sin and confession, those guilty of marriage to non-Jews
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