Nehemiah Book of
“as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby…” (1 Peter 2: 2) Spiritual growth after first accepting Christ should be a given. However, the desire for that spiritual
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again [anew], he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3) The Christian concept of being born again
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. – Galatians 5: 1 Several states in America have enacted a stand your
The author of this book was no doubt Nehemiah himself. There are portions of the book written in the first person (ch. 1-7; “12:27-47, and 13). But there are also portions of it in which” Nehemiah is spoken of in the third person (ch. 8; 9; 10). It is supposed that these portions may have been written by Ezra; of “this, however, there is no distinct evidence. These portions had” “their place assigned them in the book, there can be no doubt, by” “Nehemiah. He was the responsible author of the whole book, with” “the exception of ch. 12:11, 22, 23.” “The date at which the book was written was probably about B.C. “431-430, when Nehemiah had returned the second time to Jerusalem” after his visit to Persia. “The book, which may historically be regarded as a continuation “of the book of Ezra, consists of four parts. (1.) An account of” “the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, and of the register” Nehemiah had found of those who had returned from Babylon (ch. 1-7). (2.) An account of the state of religion among the Jews during this time (8-10). (3.) Increase of the inhabitants of “Jerusalem; the census of the adult male population, and names of” “the chiefs, together with lists of priests and Levites” “(11-12:1-26). (4.) Dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the” “arrangement of the temple officers, and the reforms carried out” by Nehemiah (12:27-ch. 13). “This book closes the history of the Old Testament. Malachi the prophet was contemporary with Nehemiah.
Posted by webmaster on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 @ 2:42PM