Book of Nehemiah

The book was written in Palestine around 446-430 B.C., sometime after the second trip of Nehemiah to Jerusalem in the 32nd year of Artaxerxes (Neh. 5:14-19; Neh. 13:6-9).  The book is in four sections. Neh. 1-7 contain the history of Nehemiah in Babylon and his twelve years of governorship in Judea. This part was no doubt composed by Nehemiah; it is written in the first person. Neh. 8-10 contain a record of events in charge of Ezra and Nehemiah—written in the third person. The section of Neh. 11:1-12:26 consists of six important lists of Jewish exiles who came back to Jerusalem; and Neh. 12:27-13:31 contains a record of the dedication of the walls and certain reforms made by Nehemiah in his second governorship of Judea.  The book was to show the long and slow process connected with the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the restoration of Israel after the Babylonian captivities, to give information about the many problems facing the Jews in their rebirth as a nation, and to reveal how these difficulties were overcome by the help of God.


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