Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Ezra 2:59

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible

Tel-melah, Tel-harsa, Cherub, Addan, and Immer, were probably cities, or villages, of Babylonia, at which the Jews here spoken of had been settled. The first and third have been reasonably identified with the Thelme and Chiripha of Ptolemy. Of the rest, nothing is known at present.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
Those who undervalue their relation to the Lord in times of reproach, persecution, or distress, will have no benefit from it when it becomes honourable or profitable. Those who have no evidence that they are, by the new birth, spiritual priests unto God, through Jesus Christ, have no right to the comforts and privileges of Christians.
Cross References
Exile; Palestine in the Post-Exilic Period
Jewish Exiles in Babylon
The Return of the Jewish Exiles to Judah