The record of the heads of the Levite and priestly families from the time of Zerubbabel and Joshua, the high priests, to Johanan son of Eliashib. The gatekeepers that served in the days of Joiakim, the high priest, and in the days of Nehemiah, the governor, and of Ezra, the priest. The procession of the … Continue reading
All those that settled in Jerusalem, the other towns of Judah and the surrounding villages with their fields. Questions that should be on your mind: What am I willing to sacrifice for the establishment of the community of God’s people?
Chapter 9 The Israelites assembled in fasting; confessing their sins and giving glory to God. They acknowledged all that God had done for them, from the time He chose Abraham, to their deliverance out of Egypt, and to their current condition. They acknowledged their unfaithfulness to Him and sought to reestablish their relationship with Him … Continue reading
Ezra read from the Book of the Law before the gathered assembly, while the Levites instructed the people in the Law, giving them the understanding. The day of the reading of the Law declared sacred and a day to rejoice. On the second day, the Feast of Tabernacles or the Feast of Booths was revealed … Continue reading
Guarding the gates of the rebuilt walls The setting up of the new registry by first examining the genealogical record of the old registry in order to establish the community The contributions given to the treasury Questions that should be on your mind: What is required of us when we know that a minister’s situation … Continue reading
Nehemiah saw through the enemy’s scheme and plot to frighten both him and the builders so that they would stop the rebuilding. The plot of Sanballat and Tobiah by way of Shemaiah’s prophesy, to intimidate Nehemiah by trying to put fear in his heart so that he would sin against God. Questions that should be … Continue reading
The insults from Sanballat and Tobiah against the builders Nehemiah’s prayer to God for their insults to fall back on their own heads The plot of Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites, and the people of Ashdod to attack the builders Nehemiah’s use of wisdom to counter the attack of the enemies after learning of … Continue reading
The work of rebuilding All who participated in the work of rebuilding the wall and its gates The question that should be on your mind: What will I need to accomplish the task that God has set before me?
The king asked Nehemiah why he had a sad face Nehemiah told the king that it was because of the terrible condition of Jerusalem Nehemiah asked the king for permission to go and rebuild the city The king gave Nehemiah his permission and all that Nehemiah had requested of him While in Jerusalem, Nehemiah and … Continue reading
Date: In the month of Kislev (9th month of the Jewish calendar) 20th year of the rule of Artaxerxes king of Persia (Neh. 2:1). Artaxerxes was the son and successor of Xerxes as emperor of Persia, 465-424 BC (Strong’s) Place: The City of Susa – Shushan (see also Daniel 8:2; Esther 1:2, 2:8, 8:15; Ezra … Continue reading