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Can you answer these questions from the books of Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther?

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Who's prophecy did Cyrus fulfill by letting the Jews leave Babylon and return to Jerusalem (Ezra 1)?
Which descendant of David was the leader of the people who returned (Ezra 2ff)?
And who was the priest that also had a significant role (Ezra 3ff)?
Fill in the blank from Ezra 3: 'But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the ... of this temple'
The enemies of those who were rebuilding the temple wrote to the king of Persia to stop them and the work ceased temporarily (Ezra 4). During which king's reign was this?
Who were the two prophets that got the people working on the temple again (Ezra 5)?
How many lambs were offered at the dedication of the temple (Ezra 6)?
Fill in the blank from Ezra 7: 'Praise be to the Lord, the God of our ..., who has put it into the king’s heart to bring honor to the house of the Lord in Jerusalem in this way'
What did Ezra proclaim he and the other travelers should do to get a safe journey (Ezra 8)?
What was it that Ezra got so upset over when he returned to Jerusalem (Ezra 9)?
Fill in the blank from Neh 1: ' Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in ... your name.'
Fill in the blank from Neh 2: 'Why should my face not look sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins, and its ... have been destroyed by fire?'
Among the many gates mentioned in Neh 3, three are named after animals - the Sheep Gate, the Horse Gate and the ...?
What were the two men called who kept working against Nehemiah and the others who were rebuilding the wall (Neh 4, 6)?
Fill in the blank from Neh 5: 'Remember me with ..., my God, for all I have done for these people'
Which of the Lord's holidays is it described that Ezra and Nehemiah lead the people into celebrating (Neh 8)?
Fill in the blank from Neh 9: 'You gave your good ... to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.'
When the people made a covenant with the Lord it was signed by represenatives from three groups: the leaders, the priests and ... who (Neh 10)?
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, how many choirs were singing thanks to the Lord (Neh 12)?
The story of a person from Numbers lead the people to repent and reform (Neh 13). What man did they read about?
What was the name of king Ahasuerus' wife, who refused to come and show up herself before him and his nobles and officials (Est 1)?
What was the citadel called where Mordecai worked and where Esther was brought to compete with the other virgins to become the new queen (Est 2)?
Haman hated Mordecai and decided to take out his rage on the whole jewish people. With which item from the king did he seal the order of killing all the Jews in one day (Est 3)?
Fill in the blank from Est 4: And who knows but that you have come to your ... ... for such a time as this?
What did Haman build for Mordecai (Est 5)?
When Haman came to ask Ahasuerus for promision to kill Mordecai, what did the king instead ask him to do (Est 6)?
How did Haman die (Est 7)?
Because of Esther's request the Jews were allowed to defend themselves and survived (Est 8). On which day of the month of Sivan was this (number)?
What is the name of the feast celebrated in memory of this event (Est 9)?
Fill in the blank from this quote about Mordecai: He worked for the good of his people and spoke up for the ... of all the Jews (Est 10)

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