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Book Overview - Nehemiah

by C.I. Scofield

Book Introduction - 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:

1. The journey to Jerusalem, Nehemiah 1:1 to Nehemiah 2:20

2. The building of the wall, Nehemiah 3:1 to Nehemiah 6:19.

3. The census, Nehemiah 7:1-73.

4. The revival, Nehemiah 8:1 to Nehemiah 11:36.

5. The census of the priests and Levites, Nehemiah 12:1-26.

6. Dedication of the wall, Nehemiah 12:27-43.

7. Restoration of the temple worship, Nehemiah 12:44-47.

8. The legal order restored, Nehemiah 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; Nehemiah 1:9; Nehemiah 13:1). It is the principle of 2 Timothy 2.

The events recorded in Nehemiah cover a period of 11 years (Ussher).

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Saturday, October 31st, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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