Zerubbabel and Ezra restore the altar and build the foundation of the temple. Enemies try to stop the work on the temple. God moves King Darius to support the work on the temple. Ezra restores the spiritual life of Israel.
Esther becomes queen. Haman plots to destroy the Jews. The king honors Mordecai. The Jews establish the feast of Purim.
O: Israel returns from exile to rebuild the Temple. Ezra rebuilds the Law.
WN: Jesus teaches about thankfulness and points out the errors in the thinking of the Pharisees.