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    A Synopsis: Nehemiah

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    Synopsis: Nehemiah Shannon Fouts BIBL 5023 Graduate Survey of the Bible Dr. Grant Testut July 18, 2015 Introduction On a mission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to the city in 445 B.C. commissioned by the Persian king, Artaxerxes. Among the relatively few people returning from exile and the surviving Jewish remnant, Nehemiah travailed to reestablish a sense of community and to give the people recognized political status and protection from the surrounding opposition. The city walls aptly represented the Jews’ social and spiritual state of that period, broken down and in great need of repair. Nehemiah endeavored to rebuild the walls, thus rebuilding a people distinct from those around them who obeyed the Book of the Law worshipping the one true God. Under Nehemiah’s gifted leadership, the walls were repaired in only six months! Authorship and Date…

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    The book of Nehemiah was authored by Ezra between 445 and 420 B.C. It records the events of the Jews returning to Jerusalem and rebuilding the wall that once stood strong and protected them from their enemies. Nehemiah started out as the king of Persia’s cup bearer and was eventually commissioned as a governor. Before entering into the leadership of Nehemiah the Jewish people had been exiled for over seventy years, Jerusalem had been completely destroyed, and the temple had been burned in 586…

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    Nehemiah

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    As noted in verse 4, upon hearing the report concerning Jerusalem Nehemiah assumed a posture of sitting where he wept for days and fasted. Verse 4 likewise indicates that Nehemiah did not merely pray, but continued praying for an unspecified length of time. Each of these actions reveal the nature of Nehemiah’s sentiment toward the crisis that he and his people were facing. But as he enters into the the space of prayer, Nehemiah is not merely interested in expressing emotion, but in making bold…

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    The Book Of Malachi

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    oracle of the word of The Lord to Israel through Malachi”. Which meaning that the prophet Malachi wrote the book of Malachi and the words came from The Lord himself. The book of Malachi was written between 569 and 440 BC. Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament and was meant to show people how far away from God they really are. The first return from Babylonian exile the first time when Cyrus was king. Possibly the return of Haggai and Zechariah from Jerusalem. They prophesized that the…

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    Nehemiah Summary

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    character of Nehemiah presents the servant leadership and transformational leadership. It is a great story of the return from exile. Nehemiah is one my favorite character in the Old Testament. Nehemiah was a slave and he became as a cup bearer of the King and believes this designation is very important especially for a slave. In the absence of the king he performs the duties of the King. He lived in the palace, where he enjoyed all comforts. He wore the royal dress and enjoyed the royal…

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    Nehemah Theory

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    arrival date Ezra the scribe into Jerusalem, and whether he arrived before or after Nehemiah. This issue has been the topic of many scholarly publications, and it seems that many people have differing opinions on the date of his arrival. This paper will discuss the different arguments that have been made on whether Ezra arrived in Jerusalem before or after Nehemiah, and whether the arrival date of Ezra is significant in the grand scheme of the religion.…

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    Analysis Of Ezra-Nehemiah

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    Ezra-Nehemiah is a historical account found within the Ketuvim detailing the Israelite return to Judah after the Babylonian exile. It focuses on the desire to restore Israelite society and quickly intermarriage arises as a major issue within this restoration attempt involving the more abstract issue of identity disintegration. The fight over intermarriage in Ezra-Nehemiah is not about racial purity but, instead, is directed at Israelite assimilation and the fear of an impending loss of…

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    Nehemiah Chapter 7

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    Nehemiah was a very strategic person who intended to finish whatever he started. I believe that how he begins in chapter 3 is an attempt at foreshadowing for this chapter. That he will start and end with God. Reading these two passages multiple times showed me a great example of how can take the impossible and turn into something greater. The hidden gem that I think is the most interesting part of this passage is how it specially describes every person who helped built the temple. I didn’t…

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    Confession for the Breaking of Covenant (vv.5-7) After his passionate reaction to the news, Nehemiah turns to God in prayer demonstrating his faith in God. In the prayer, Nehemiah reveals to us the true origin of the crisis in Jerusalem. He had insight that the crisis was not just about the shame and reproach the people nor was it about the broken walls but about a broken covenant and a broken relationship. To Nehemiah, God is “the covenant God who both makes and preserves the covenant with his…

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    Nehemiah Leading Through Change Nehemiah was considered a great leader, and decided with the help of the Lord to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Once Nehemiah set his heart to help the people of Jerusalem, many obstacles were faced. Nehemiah through faith and perseverance proved to be a great leader. Nehemiah served as a cupbearer for the king of Babylon. When Nehemiah heard that the walls of Jerusalem were never rebuilt and the city was going through turmoil, Nehemiah felt obliged to help his…

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