Having mourned the sin of intermarriage until night, Ezra is accompanied by way of a portion of those. Shechania son of Yechiel, representing the group, confesses the nation’s sins, insisting that hope continues to be. He states that the social individuals will forge a covenant and invest in isolating from international spouses. He urges Ezra to “arise, when it comes to matter falls for you, so we are with you; be strong and act” (10:4).
Ezra stands and adjures the priests, Levites and Israelites to check out through. He renders the Temple and comes into another chamber, refusing to consume or drink as an indication of mourning. A proclamation is given, requiring the whole community to gather in Jerusalem.Read More