Problem of Intermarriage

“Upon Ezra’s arrival in Palestine, he is informed that many of the men of Israel have married wives of foreign extract, in violation of the law given to Moses.  Marriage to foreign wives was prohibited because of the danger that the women would influence their husbands and children to worship their strange gods and idols.  And history had proved the wisdom of the rule.  Therefore Ezra takes immediate and drastic steps to remedy the problem.”

Read:  Ezra 9 & 10

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.