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May 7 - Evening

"In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to
fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah,
the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus king of Persia
to make a proclamation throughout his realm and
also to put it in writing:

 ‘This is what Cyrus king of Persia says:

“The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and he has appointed me to build a temple for him at Jerusalem in Judah. Any of his people among you may go up to Jerusalem in Judah and build the temple of the Lord, the God of Israel, the God who is in Jerusalem, and may their God be with them.”

- Ezra 1:1-3

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551-538 BC, Cyrus Conquerors Babylon and Sends the Jews Home    
The same year, 538 BC, that Darius appoints 120 satraps to rule the kingdom with three administrators over them and Daniel over all of them, his partner in ruling, Emperor Cyrus, issues decree for the Jews to return and rebuild their Temple to the Lord in Jerusalem. It has been almost 70 years since Daniel was taken captive in 605 BC by Nebuchadnezzar. And, the Jews are getting ready to return and rebuild according to Jeremiah's prophecy. (Jeremiah 29:10) (See "Cyrus Cylinder")
551 Daniel has a vision of a ram (Persian King Darius of 330 BC) and
a goat (Alexander the Great of Greece). (Daniel 8)
These events will take place 220 years in the future.
Daniel 8
  • Cyrus captures Astyages, the king of the Medes. Cyrus and Darius
    begin the empire of the Medes and the Persians.
  • Egypt, Persia and Media resume good relations.
Cyrus Captures the King of the Medes
  • Medes cross the  Tigris and overrun eastern Babylon.
  • Elamites overrun southern Babylonia.
Babylon falls in the East and in the South
546 Cyrus defeats Croesus, the fabulously wealthy king of Lydia (in Asia Minor).  
  • October, Nabonidus returns to Babylon to carry out work on the shrines to the gods and to bring the Babylonian gods from the other cities into Babylon for protection.
  • Babylon is economically weak and is not able to defend itself.
  • Nabonidus flees Babylon and goes 11 miles south to Borsippa, the site of the famous ziggurat which still stands today and is identified in the Talmud as the actual Tower of Babel.
  • September, Cyrus defeats Babylon at Opis and Sippara. Only the double wall of the city of Babylon remains.
  • October 10, Nabonidus marches against Cyrus, surrenders and flees back into his fortified city of Babylon.
  • October 12, (Daniel 5) Belshazzar is having a drunken feast when the Lord writes on the plaster of the banquet hall wall: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin”.
    • Belshazzar’s mother Nitocris (Nebuchadnezzar’s daughter) hears the noise and enters the banquet hall and suggests that Belshazzar send for a man named Daniel.
    • Daniel interprets the writing to mean: "God has numbered your days, you have been weighted on teh scales and your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and the Persians."
    • The Persian military, under the leadership of Darius the Mede, enter Babylon that night, killing Belshazzar and taking over the city of Babylon.
  • October 29, Cyrus enters Babylon himself. Cyrus is presented as a gracious libertor. Cyrus reverses the policies of the Assyrians and the Babylonians by sending the captured people back to their homelands.
  • Daniel is 84 years old if he was taken captive at the age of 18 in 605
  • Daniel prays the prayer in Daniel chapter 9 and receives a visit from Gabriel explaining the "seventy 'sevens' " (Daniel 9:24)
  • Daniel may have shown Cyrus
  • Josephus says Cyrus read these prophecies and an "earnest desire and ambition seized upon him to fulfill what was written."
  • 2 Chronicles 36:22-23 says, "In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, in order to fulfill the word spoken by Jeremiah the Lord moved the heart of Cyrus, king of Persia, to make a proclamation throughout his realm..."
  • The Jews are given permission to return to Jerusalem and other peoples are sent back to their homelands.

Daniel 5

Babylon Falls
to Darius

Cyrus Arrives
in Babylon

Daniel 9

Jews sent back to the land of Judah


  • Darius appoints 120 satraps to rule the kingdom with three administrators over them. One of the administrators is Daniel.
  • Darius plans on putting Daniel over the whole kigdom (Daniel 6:3)
  • King Darius is tricked into putting Daniel, age 85, into the lions den
  • Cyrus allows any Jews to return and rebuild the temple in Jerusalem.
  • The Cyrus Cylinder confirms the biblical account of Cyrus liberating the people after he conquered Babylon. See details:

Daniel in the
Lion's Den

Daniel 6

Ezra 1:2

  Christian Quote from Church History

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- Galyn Wiemers








Something to Ponder??

The New Testament writers appealed to the then yet living eyewitnesses of the life of Jesus in these verses:

    • 2 Peter 1:16
    • 1 John 1:1-3
    • Luke 1:1-3
    • Acts 1:1-3
    • 1 Corinthians 15:6-8
    • John 20:30-31
    • Acts 10:39-42
    • 1 Peter 5:1
    • Acts 1:9
    • Acts 2:22
    • Acts 26:24-28
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Ergasia (Gr) – Gain (Eng) – ergasia the Greek word ergasia comes from the Greek word for “work” which is ergon. Ergasia is used to refer to gain or production achieved by work.
It can be translated “performance” and “business.”

Mud bricks made of mud mixed with straw have been proven to be stronger and with the ability to resist breaking up to 3x more. The decaying vegetables release humic acid in the clay, which also increases the strength and plasticity. The straw makes the mud easier to handle while forming the bricks. Mud bricks from ancient Egypt that do not have straw are very rare.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Do I recognize God's expectation of my extended faithfulness in a long term commitment?
God is looking for me to live honorably and righteously over a long period of time
while facing opposition and difficulties.
I will consider the length and the challenge of God's expectation and
I will make the commitment to live faithful to the end.

  "A man who commits adultery lacks judgment; whoever
does so destroys himiself.
Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never
be wiped away."

- Proverbs 6:32-33
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) First Kings 14 1 Chronicles 17
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Ask God to convict you of sin, error

Church Staff

Unions and workers

Czech Republic
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Beth Shean, Palladius street

Nations of Ham

Nations of Ham

Palladius Street in Beth Shean was a colonnaded main road lined with a roofed sidewalk and shops. Notice the raised stones in the middle of the street covering the gutter. The remains of the Old Testament city where Saul's body was hung (1 Samuel 31:8-14) is the tel, or the hill in the background.
(more here and here) (Note the tree on the hill, or tel, in the background was highlighted in the 1970's movie "Jesus Christ Superstar" when it was the scene where Judas hung
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