Book of Nehemiah in Wikipedia
The Book of Nehemiah, sometimes called the Second Book of
Ezra, is a book of the Hebrew Bible. It is historically
regarded as a continuation of the Book of Ezra, and the
two are frequently taken together as Ezra-Nehemiah.
Traditionally, the author of this book is believed to be
Nehemiah himself. The date at which the book was written was
probably about 431 - 430 BC, when Nehemiah had returned the
second time to Jerusalem after his visit to Persia.
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The book consists of four parts:
An account of the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, and
of the register Nehemiah had found of those who had returned
from Babylon. Details describe how Nehemiah became governor
of Judah; various forms of opposition generated by
Sanballat and others; describes earlier return under
Zerubbabel (ch. 1-7).
An account of the state of religion among the Jews during
this time (8-10).
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).
Dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the arrangement of the
temple officers, and the reforms carried out by Nehemiah
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