A new study is beginning soon — the First Book of Esdras: An Introduction to the Apocrypha.  This will be a five-week Zoom study, beginning Monday, January 15, @ 6:30pm.  

Esdras tells the story of the Exile, the return from Exile and the rebuilding of the temple — roughly the period from late seventh century b.c.e. to the fifth century. Josiah, perhaps the last great king of Israel; Zerubbabel, who led the rebuilding of the temple; and Ezra, considered by many to be a second Moses; are the leading figures in the narrative. This study also serves as an introduction to the Apocrypha and the Septuagint.

A new video and handout will be available on Northgate’s website each week prior to the discussion sessions. To join the ZOOM discussion, or if you have additional questions, please contact send an email to [email protected] or call the church office at 972/252-8519.

The First Book of Esdras

Introductory Video
The First Book of Esdras – Scripture

Session 1: Introduction
ZOOM Discussion Monday January 15 @ 6:30pm

Session 1 Video
Session 1 Handout

Session 2: Exile and Return
ZOOM Discussion Monday January 22 @ 6:30pm

Session 2 Video
Session 2 Handout

Session 3: The Temple Rebuilt – Part 1
ZOOM Discussion Monday January 29 @ 6:30pm

Session 3 Video
Session 3 Handout

Session 4: The Temple Rebuilt – Part 2
ZOOM Discussion Monday February 5 @ 6:30pm

Session 4 Video
Session 4 Handout

Session 5: The Expulsion of Foreign Wives / The Reading of the Law
ZOOM Discussion Monday February 12 @ 6:30pm

Session 5 Video
Session 5 Handout