Reformed Churchmen

We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Monday, August 4, 2014

4 August 458 B.C. Ezra: "We're goin' on a hike!"

4 August 458 B.C. Ezra:  "We're goin' on a hike!"

Ezra and 5000ish Jews walk 900 miles from Babylon to Jerusalem. He was the commissioner for Jewish affairs under Artaxerxes 1 of Persia. He was a priest and scribe. He left Babylon on 8 April 458 and assembled on the Ahava Canal off the Euphrates River (7.9; 8.15). On 19 April 458 B.C., they set off to Jerusalem. In 4 Aug 458 B.C. (7.8-9), they arrived in Jerusalem. 
Ezra was a man of the covenant, a vigorous student, well-known scribe, a teacher of God's Word, a benchmark for young men and women, a leader and conserver, preserver and transmitter of Israel’s (our) faith.

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