“Let Us Rise Up and Build” (Ezra 1–8; Nehemiah 1–2; Nehemiah 4; Nehemiah 6; Nehemiah 8)
The official church guide can be seen at the Official LDS Church site for Gospel Doctrine (Old Testament 2006)
We encourage you to make sure you are familiar with the official church curriculum as the first step in your lesson preparation, as this is the material recommended by the General Authorities of the church.
Supplementary material here is not intended to substitute for lesson preparation, but hopefully it will enhance your preparations for Sunday School.
Ezra and Nehemiah lived in the 5th century BC, and are contemporaries with Malachi. Both prophets lived in Persia, and were allowed to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, with Nehemiah being made governor over the area.
In the apocrypha, 1 and 2 Esdras refer to Ezra. Additional information on the Apocrypha can be found on the official LDS site on the Apocrypha.
Additional Teaching Materials
- Old Testament Institute Manual
- The Old Testament Made Easier Part 3. David J Ridges, 2006. ISBN 1-55517-957-6