Nehemiah: Rebuilding the Walls

Neh 6:15-16 -- So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of Elul, in fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

Nehemiah 1 Commentary of the Bible

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Don't Despair -- Begin to Repair  ( Nehemiah 1 )  Sunday Message

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This morning we begin studies in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. There are three Old Testament books, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, which belong together for they cover in general the same period of time, after the Babylonian captivity when Israel had returned to Jerusalem and had begun again the worship ofJehovah in the restored temple.

Broken Walls, Broken Lives  ( Nehemiah 1:1-3 )  Daily Devotion

The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire. (Nehemiah 1:3b)

Notice the description of Jerusalem. The people were in trouble and were feeling a great sense of disgrace and reproach. The walls of the city were broken down. The gates had been burned with fire and were no longer usable.

The Place To Start  ( Nehemiah 1:4-11 )  Daily Devotion

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. (Nehemiah 1:4)