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Chapter 9 people and vocab

Mr Derrell

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1.a grandson of king Jehoiachin and governor of Judah, he and the high priest Joshua led the returned exiles in building a new Temple in Jerusalem
5.explains how a foreign woman came to be the great-grandmother of King David
6.this feast, also called the Festival of Lights, has its origins in the celebration that followed the rededication of the Temple after the Greeks had defiled it
10.the period after the exiles returned to Jerusalem
12.the governor of Judah and a model public servant, he called for rebuilding of Jerusalem's walls
13.focuses on a plague of locusts that ravages the land, symbolizing God's judgment on the people's continuing infidelity
14.this prophet whose pen name means "my messenger" tells the people to tithe
15.in Nehemiah's time, the quickest way to weaken a people's religious commitment
2.a priest and scribe from Babylon who led a religious renewal in Jerusalem about a hundred years after the exiles returned to Judah
3.this Greek ruler conquered the Persian Empire in 330 BC
4.intends to get across God's universal love for all peoples through the satirical story of a mean-spirited prophet
7.the shortest book of the Bible, one-chapter attack on Edom
8.the notion that God's love for Israel will make it a "light to the nations" ultimately bringing together all people under his Reign
9.filled with code so that Greek oppressors couldn't understand its meaning
11.a prophet who encourages the exiles to get going again on rebuilding the Temple in order to preserve the people's faith

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