Questions to Ask Regarding Daniel 9
The Bible presents four possible decrees that might fulfill this description:
- Cyrus made a decree giving Ezra and the Babylonian captives the right to return toJerusalem and rebuild the temple in 538 B.C. (Ezra in 1:1-4 and 5:13-17)
- Darius made a decree giving Ezra the right to rebuild the temple in 517 B.C. (Ezra 6:6-12)
- Artaxerxes made a decree giving Ezra permission, safe passage, and supplies to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple in 458 B.C. (Ezra 7:11-26)
- Artaxerxes made a decree giving Nehemiah permission, safe passage and supplies to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the city and the walls in 445 B.C. (Nehemiah 2:1-8)Note That Ezra 4:12 and Ezra 9:9 the city was aready being build and exiting
What were the years of the Exile? 1) _________ 2) ____________ 3) __________ + 70 years in Bablyon = which closest date?