Book of Nehemiah Summary
➢ Nehemiah is the son of Hachaliah
➢ Told from first person POV
➢ Background – Jerusalem wall is broken down and the gates are burned down with fire –
Jerusalem is left in ruins
➢ Nehemiah is moved by this – he please, cries, and confesses to God of the Israelites' sins
➢ Sin involves not keeping the commandments of God, but rather transgressing.
➢ He begs for pardon on behalf of the Israelites.
➢ Cupbearer for KingArtaxerxes
➢ Nehemiah travels to Jerusalem to help rebuild the wall, and attains permission from the King to
➢ Sanballat, Tobiah & etc – the pple that are sent alongside Nehemia by the King – they are angry
about the building of the wall and want to fight against Jerusalem
➢ Builders are constantly on the lookout – building & hold