The Book of Ezra Chapter7, Artaxerxes Commission to Ezra, and his Return to Jerusalem

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In this next Chapter of Ezra we will find Ezra being sent back to Jerusalem by The Persian King Artaxerxes. In the opening verses Ezra's credentials as Priest are posted and are compared to Aaron's credentials as priest. Ezra is a scribe and well trained in the teachings of Moses.
Ezra's job will be to instruct the returnees in Torah. Verses, 1-10
Ezra's Letter of Commission by Artaxerxes is posted. Verses 11-26
Ezra's Prayer for more of Israel's Leadership to return. Verses 27-28

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Ezra 7:25-26, Ezra, Speedily Execute Judgement According to G-d

Ezra is now being given authority to Judge G-d's Way by Torah, and appointing Magistrates and Judges in The Persian Satrap/Province of Beyond The River. All the People of the region will now be Judged with The Divine Wisdom and Judgment of Torah.

Ezra is also given Authority by King Artaxerxes to set up classes for teaching Torah to all those who do not know the Laws of G-d and the correct Way of G-d they are to live in The Satrap/Province of Beyond the River.

Lets now read the next two verses of Ezra 7,

V25 And you, Ezra, according to your G-d given wisdom, set magistrates and judges who may judge all the people who [are in the region]of Beyond the River, all such as know the Laws of your G-d; and teach those who do not know [them.]
V26 Whoever will not observe the Law of your G-d and the Law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily on him, whether [it be] death, or banishment, or confiscation of goods, or imprisonment.

Artaxerxes, The Persian King, now gives Ezra in his "Commissioning", the ability to Administer both Judgment and Punishment with dispatch of G-d's Torah.

Artaxerxes also gives Ezra the job of Administering The Imperial Persian Laws of The King to all Persian subjects and with judgment to be executed in the same way. The Persian legal system permitted both observances of local Laws and Imperial Laws as well. Now Ezra seems to be given the job of Judge for Imperial Persia as well as for G-d in his Commission by Artaxerxes.

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