Beyond Today Bible Commentary: Nehemiah

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Nehemiah fasts and prays for the Jews of Judea

Nehemiah sent to rebuild Jerusalem

Organization of the work of rebuilding the wall

Enemy attack plan leads to new security measures

Nehemiah deals with exploitation, Nehemiah's generosity

Plot against Nehemiah, completion of the wall

Idea for a new census, list of the first return

Listing of those in the first Jewish return from exile

Ezra reads the law during the fall feasts

National confession and repentance

Covenant to obey God and support His house

Residents of Jerusalem and outlying areas

Listing of leaders of the priests and Levites

Dedication of the wall, levitical duties, separation from foreigners

Nehemiah's second-term reforms