+ Dr. Kyong-Jin Lee introduces Ezra and Nehemiah by explaining the historical context of God’s people’s return to Jerusalem from exile, and the work they undertake to reinstitute their relationship with God.
Kyong-Jin Lee is associate professor of Old Testament Studies in Fuller’s School of Theology. She holds degrees from Duke University, Harvard University, Yale University, and the London School of Economics. She is the author of The Authority and Authorization of Torah in the Persian Period.
“To set themselves apart. . . they need to reinstitute two institutions that are central to their relationship to God: one is the Temple, and the other one is the Torah.” – Kyong-Jin Lee