Old Testament Lesson 47: “Let Us Rise Up and Build” (Ezra, Nehemiah)

Cyrus allows the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Why were the Samaritans barred from rebuilding the temple? Ezra leads another group of Jews back to Jerusalem. Nehemiah helps the people rebuild the walls that protect Jerusalem.

Old Testament Lesson 45: “If I Perish, I Perish” (Daniel)

Daniel 1; 3; 6; Esther – Daniel and his friends refuse to eat Nebuchadnezzar’s food. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are cast into a furnace and spare by an angel. Daniel is thrown into the lion’s den for not worshiping Darius. Esther saves Israel from Haman. Tons of great stuff in this lesson with Patricia Auxier!