Ezra Chapter 10,The Discovery of Zerubbabel Mistake and the Judgement by Ezra

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In this last chapter of Ezra we will see the hidden secret redressed
1-5...The confession to G-d and each other
6-14..An Assembly is called and reformation is agreed upon
15-17.Commissioners are appointed
18-44.The names of the guilty are given

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Ezra 10:15-16,Postponing Because of Rain, Two Opposed it

For the decision by Ezra of postponing, drew two opponents, Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahaziah the son of Tikvah. Of these two mentioned men, only Jonathan is spoken of by The Rabbis to have special zeal in his desire to do it G-d's Way. This was what he was Seeking G-d's ways.

Lets read the next two verses of Ezra 10,

V15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Benghazi the son of Tikvah opposed this, and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levitt gave them support.
V16 Then the descendants of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest, [with] certain heads of the fathers' [households,] were set apart by the fathers' [households,] each of them by name; and they sat down on the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.

The decision was set into motion and the time of the meeting was given. The first day of the 10 month, that will be the month of Tevet to study the matter of intermarriage. This will be to study the Legal existing Laws of Moses and Biblical Interpretation of Jewish Laws.