BOOK OF NEHEMIAH IS A NARRATIVE HISTORY
AUTHORED BY: NEHEMIAH (& EZRA) 430 BC
MAIN CHARACTERS: Nehemiah, Ezra, Sanballat, and Tobiah
FACT: The book of Nehemiah was originally combined with the book of Ezra until the early Christian era.
SETTING: IS 445 BC IN BOTH PERSIA / JERUSALEM
Jerusalem had a temple but there was no protection for the city from further attack. Nehemiah travels to Jerusalem and uses his leadership skill to rally a citywide construction crew. Within a few weeks, the walls around Jerusalem were built and standing tall and their enemies lost their confidence.
NEHEMIAH'S POSITIONS: CUPBEARER TO THE KING, GOVERNOR, CITY BUILDER
IMPORTANCE OF A CUPBEARER-
Most trusted position. Cupbearer makes sure that no one poisons the king.
NEHEMIAH CHAPTER BREAKDOWN
NEHEMIAH RECOUNTS EVENTS LEADING UP TO THIRD EXILE AND REBUILDING
THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM IN ONLY 52 DAYS!
NEHEMIAH AND EZRA ATTEMPT TO REAWAKEN SPIRITUAL REVIVAL AMONG THE
NEHEMIAH RETURNS BACK FROM PERSIA TO FIND SIN RETURNED.
CALL TO REPENTANCE YET AGAIN