Ezra is the one person in Israel that finally understands what their captivity was all about.
Ezra got permission and provision from the king to return to Jerusalem. The God of Israel is a God of restoration to those who trust in Him.
The attempt at shutting down the temple rebuild backfires in Tattenai's face.
Judah was able to rebuild the temple because the Lord was in the work with them.
International opposition against Judah caused the temple rebuild to come to a halt.
Judah returned home to rebuild the temple of God, but this one would be smaller.
The people of Judah were dragged off into captivity, so how did they get back?