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The Return from Captivity

Beginning July 9, 2018

 
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Thomas Bowman Garvie.  By the Waters of Babylon (oil on canvas), 1887.
Laing Art Gallery:   Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

 

When we left the Israelites at the end of The Kings of Israel and Judah, the Temple lay in ashes, Jerusalem was ablaze and the Jewish survivors were taken captive in chains to Babylon. The northern kingdom of Israel had fallen to the Assyrians in 722 B.C., and Judah had fallen to Babylon in 586 B.C.

In Babylon, a Jewish captive penned Psalm 137: 1—“By the waters of Babylon, there we sat and wept when we remembered Zion.” And why did it happen? 1 Chronicles 9:1b says: “Judah had been exiled to Babylon because of its treachery.”

However, God had said to Isaiah nearly 200 years earlier (740-686 B.C.): “I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness:  I will make all his ways straight.  He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free . . .” (45: 13).

And sure enough, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia defeated the Babylonian Empire in 539 B.C. and allowed the Jews—and all others taken captive by Assyria and Babylon—to return to their homes, rebuild their cities, temples and infrastructures, and he would foot the bill!

If there’s a lesson to be learned from our Old Testament narrative of Genesis through Esther, it is this: “If you do what God says, all will go well; if you don’t, it won’t.”

And then we turn the page to Job . . .

This quarter we will study Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther and Job, the story of the Jew’s return from captivity. It’s a thrilling story, one that will raise profound moral and ethical issues.


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Remote Access to "The Return from Captivity"
Friday July 13, 2018 - Tuesday, August 31, 2018
You will receive a password to access material

Please NoteThis registration is for those students who cannot attend Dr. Creasy’s live classes, but would like to have week-by-week access to the PowerPoints and recorded audio lessons.  It does not provide access to the Logos Online Classroom, our LMS platform.


Monday Mornings 9a-11a

"The Return from Captivity" with Dr. Bill Creasy
July 9 - August 27, 2018
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
6628 Santa Isabel St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Parish Center
Room 3


Monday Evenings 7p-9p
"The Return from Captivity" with Dr. Bill Creasy
July 9 - August 27, 2018
St. Bede the Venerable Catholic Community
215 Foothill Blvd. 
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

 


Tuesday Mornings 10a - noon
"The Return from Captivity" with Dr. Bill Creasy
July 10 - August 28, 2018
St. Irenaeus Catholic Church
5201 Evergreen Ave. 
Cypress, CA 90630

 


Tuesday Evenings 7p - 9p
"The Return from Captivity" with Dr. Bill Creasy
July 10 - August 28, 2018
Our Mother of Confidence
3131 Governor Dr. 
San Diego, CA 92122