The Chiasm of Ezra 7:14-26: The Letter from Artaxerxes
A chiasm is a literary structure where the themes of the first section of a passage are repeated in reverse order in the second. Typically whatever is in the center of the chiasm is what is being emphasized. In Ezra 7:14-26 the emphasis is on the gifts from the royal treasury of Persia for the building of the Jewish temple (Ezra 7:19-20).
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Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship. Read More ...
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