Theme- God Restores His People
Chapter 2 Contains a List of Names of Those Returning to Jerusalem- Like a Passenger Manifest (cp. Nehemiah 7). It is a Reminder That God Works Through Individuals.
There Was Nothing to Go Back to But a Place of Ruin, and an 800-Mile Journey! While Others Were Focused on the Ease of Staying in Babylon, These People (“The Remnant”) Realized That Babylon Was Not Really Their Home and Chose to Return.
Disobedience Was the Reason For Their Exile, and The Consequences of Their Previous Disobedience Were Still There.
There is a Listing of Leaders/ Families/ Cities/ Roles/ and the Heart of Sacrifice and Giving of Those Returning.
God Knows Our Names! He Still Has a Remnant For the People of God, With a Heart of Sacrifice and Giving to the Lord.