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2018 March 3
View of the Colosseum by Night (1830-1832)
Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869)
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia Image Source: Web Gallery of Art
[ Illustration: Today's painting depicts a scene similar to the one which Nehemiah may have seen on his night tour of the ruins of Jerusalem. ]
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no chapters will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: Nehemiah 2 describes the beginning of Nehemiah's involvement in rebuilding Jerusalem's walls.
While Nehemiah was serving wine to King Artaxerxes I Longimanus (465-424 B.C.), the king noticed that Nehemiah was sad and asked why. Nehemiah explained that his native city, Jerusalem, was desolate, and its gates were burned with fire. The king asked Nehemiah to state his request in regard to the city. Nehemiah asked that he might be allowed to rebuild the city. The king granted his request, gave him permission to get timber for the work from the king's forest, and sent letters of passage to the governors in the land of Judah (1-8).
Nehemiah arrived in Judah, accompanied by captains of the Persian army and horsemen, and gave the letters to the governors. But Sanballat, one of the authorities, and Tobiah, his servant, were exceedingly grieved, when they heard of this (9-10).
After Nehemiah was in Jerusalem for three days, he and a few of his men, took a secret night tour of the city and its gates (11-16).
He then encouraged his companions to begin to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem; and they prepared for the task. But Sanballat, Tobiah, and Geshem laughed at them scornfully. Nevertheless, Nehemiah told them that the God of heaven would prosper them. And he told them that they had "no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem." This was essentially the same answer Zerubbabel gave (in Ezra 4:3) to the Samaritans (17-20).
NOTE: Nehemiah (served 445-425 B.C.) was contemporary with the following Biblical persons: Joel (580-450 B.C. -- if this late date applies, rather than a date in the 9th century B.C.); Haggai (520 B.C.); Zechariah (520-518 B.C.); Esther (483-473 B.C.); Ezra (538-456 B.C.).
[Traditional Patriarchal Chronology. Judges Period Chronology 1. Judges Period Chronology 2. Kings of Judah and Israel #1. Kings of Judah and Israel #2].
[Intertestamental Period Chronology 1. Intertestamental Period Chronology 2. Intertestamental Period Chronology 3.
Intertestamental Period Chronology 4. Intertestamental Period Chronology 5.]
[New Testament Chronology 1. New Testament Chronology 2. New Testament Chronology 3. New Testament Chronology 4. New Testament Chronology 5.]
[ Sermons: William Still. Eric Alexander. Various. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Nehemiah 2: Nehemiah 1].
 Esther 1:9-12.
 Nehemiah 3:15.
-- From Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
Gospel Harmony - Summary | The Harmony of the Gospels - Augustine | Gospel Harmony Chart - Online Bible
Greek Harmony of the Gospels - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF) | Gospel Harmony in English - Robertson - (Downloadable PDF)
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Nehemiah Detailed Outline
1. Before the Rebuilding of Jerusalem's Wall (1:1 - 2:20)
B. Nehemiah Goes to Rebuild Jerusalem by Order of Artaxerxes (2:1-20)
Map 1: Bible Nations | Map 2: Empire of David and Solomon Map 3: Kingdoms of Judah and Israel | Post Exile Chronology.
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