Each time I teach “How the Bible Became Holy” I spend a day role-playing the response to Ezra’s return to Jerusalem in 458 BCE. We focus on the aftermath of Nehemiah 8 but students have read all of Ezra and Nehemiah. This year we had to break the class into three groups, each simultaneously conducting the same role-play. The results were different in each one. I live-tweeted the group that I was leading and the Storified version of those tweets (#EzraSim) below should give an idea of what transpired.