The Book of Nehemiah
Fourteen years after the return of Ezra to Jerusalem, Nehemiah led up a company (B.C. 444) and restored the walls and the civil authority. Of those events this book is the record. It is in eight divisions:
I. The journey to Jerusalem, 1:1-2:20;
II. The building of the wall, 3:1-6:19.
III. The census, 7:1-73.
IV. The revival, 8:1-11:36.
V. The census of the priests and Levites, 12:1-26.
VI. Dedication of the wall, 12:27-43.
VII. Restoration of the temple worship, 12:44-47.
VIII. The legal order restored, 13:1-31.
The moral state of the time is disclosed by the prophet Malachi. This book affords many instances of individual faith acting on the written word (e.g. Nehemiah 1:8,9; 13:1). It is the principle of 2Ti 2.
The events recorded in Nehemiah cover a period of 11 years (Ussher).
Chisleu i.e. December.
Shushan Or, Susa, ancient capital of Persia.
Other Scofield entries containing Nehemiah 1:1:
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