Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EZRA 8\\

In this chapter we are told who and how many went up with Ezra to
Jerusalem, \\#Ezr 8:1-14\\, the gathering of them together at a
river, from whence he sent to Babylon for Levites to come to him, who
did, \\#Ezr 8:15-20\\, the proclaiming a fast for a safe and
prosperous journey, \\#Ezr 8:21-23\\, the delivery of the vessels
and money given him into the hands of priests, to take the care and
charge thereof, \\#Ezr 8:24-30\\, their safe arrival at Jerusalem,
where they deposited the gifts in the temple, offered sacrifices to
God, and delivered the king's commissions to his lieutenants and
governors, \\#Ezr 8:31-36\\.