Gustave Doré 1832 – 1883

Ezra Reads the Law to the People

engraving — 1865

Gustave Doré biography

This work is linked to 1 Esdras 9:40

Led by Nehemiah, the Jews had rebuilt the city walls of Jerusalem. A few months on the chief priest Esdras (Ezra) reads Moses' Law, at the request of the crowd. Priests and people thus entered a covenant to uphold the Law.

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