Having mourned the sin of intermarriage until Ezra is joined by a segment of the people evening. Shechania son of Yechiel, representing the team, confesses the nation’s sins, insisting that hope remains. He states that the individuals will forge a covenant and invest in isolating from international wives. He urges Ezra to “arise, for the matter falls for you, so we are to you; be strong and act” (10:4).
Ezra appears and adjures the priests, Levites and Israelites to check out through. The Temple is left by him and goes into another chamber, refusing to consume or take in as an indication of mourning. A proclamation is granted, needing the entire community to gather in Jerusalem. Whoever will not show up within three times’ time would be susceptible to confiscation of property and excommunication.
The individuals gather regarding the 20 th of Kislev, fearing the matter that is grave of plus the impending rains. Ezra thunders during the country, demanding which they confess and split up from their wives.Continue reading