The Structure of Ezra 3

In: Vetus Testamentum
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  • 1 Trinity Fellowship, Syracuse, NY
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Ezra 3:1-13 is comprised of three scenes with verse 8aα-bα intentionally placed at its center to highlight the main themes of the chapter: continuity with the past, accomplishment in the present, and aspiration for the future. The alternate view that sees Ezra 3:1-4:5 as a literary unit cannot be sustained.

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