Trekking through the Bible: Ezra and the Return from Exile
This week, we take a look at Ezra. Last week (for which the audio recording did not work), we looked at the Babylonian Exile that the Judean elites were taken to. However, now they come back to Judah. But there are major class divides that rock the returning exiles, pitting rich against poor. Ezra's religious reforms simply exacerbate this conflict.