Book of Nehemiah

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The Book of Nehemiah, once considered to be one book with Ezra, is a historical book of the Bible. It was written by Nehemiah, a Jew and high official in the court of Artaxerxes, king of Persia. About 14 years after Ezra received his decree from the king, Nehemiah received a decree from the same king to rebuild Jerusalem and its wall. This launched the countdown for Daniel's Seventy Weeks. Jesus Christ rode on a donkey into Jerusalem 483 (69 "weeks") later. Under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah, Israel experienced a religious revival, though the nation would not regain complete independence[1] until the reign of the Hasmoneans.

See Maccabee.

References

  1. Henry Morris, "Introduction to Nehemiah", Henry Morris Study Bible, p.745