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2018 March 5
The Night Watch (1642)
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)
Dutch Golden Age Baroque Style
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Image Source: Wikipedia
[ Illustration: Today's painting depicts a small band of warriors going on night-watch. In similar fashion, Nehemiah dispatched the defenders of Jerusalem nightly. ]
[ 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: In Nehemiah 4 Israel's enemies renew their attempts to stop Nehemiah from building the wall of Jerusalem.
When Sanballat heard that the Jews were building the wall of Jerusalem he was indignant and mocked them. He spoke to the army of Samaria and pointed out the feebleness of the Jews and the difficulties they faced. Tobiah also mocked them, saying that a fox could break down their wall. Nehemiah called God's attention to their reproach and asked for judgment upon them (1-5).
So the Jews worked and finished half of the wall (6).
This angered their enemies; and they conspired to fight against Jerusalem; but the Jews set a watch against them (7-9).
The strength of the workers began to wane; and their adversaries plotted to catch them unaware and kill them. When the Jews learned of this, Nehemiah put armed guards in various places; and he told the Jews not to be afraid of their enemies because God is great and terrifying (10-14).
When their enemies learned that the Jews knew of their plot, the plot came to nothing, and the Jews returned to their work. From then on, the Jews posted extra armed guards and made provisions to signal danger by trumpets (15-20).
They labored in half-day shifts and kept watch during the night. They changed clothes only when they washed them (21-23).
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: Eric Alexander. William Still. Various. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Nehemiah 4: Nehemiah 1, Nehemiah 2, Nehemiah 3].
 Nehemiah 2:10,19; Acts 5:17; Psalm 35:15-16; Psalm 44:13-14; Matthew 27:29; Hebrews 11:36.
 Zechariah 12:8; 1 Corinthians 1:27; Nehemiah 12:27,43; Ezekiel 37:3-13; Habakkuk 3:2.
 Nehemiah 2:10,19; Nehemiah 6:1.
 Psalm 123:3-4; Psalm 79:12; Proverbs 3:34; Hosea 12:14.
 Jeremiah 18:23; 2 Timothy 4:14; Isaiah 36:11-12.
 Nehemiah 6:15; 1 Chronicles 29:3, 14, 17-18; 2 Chronicles 29:36.
 Nehemiah 2:10, 19; Judges 10:7; Amos 1:13; Nehemiah 13:23-24; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8; Amos 3:9; Zechariah 9:5-6; Ezra 5:8.
 Isaiah 8:9-10; Jeremiah 20:10.
 1 Peter 5:8.
 Psalm 11:1-2; Haggai 1:2; 2 Chronicles 2:18; Ezekiel 29:18.
 Psalm 56:6.
 Nehemiah 4:17-18.
 Numbers 14:9; Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 41:10-14; Isaiah 51:12-13; Isaiah 64:1-3.
 Job 5:12-13; Psalm 33:10-11; Proverbs 21:30; Lamentations 3:37-38; 1 Corinthians 3:19-20.
 Exodus 14:14, 25; Deuteronomy 1:30; Deuteronomy 3:22; Deuteronomy 20:4; Joshua 23:10; Zechariah 14:3.
 Nehemiah 11:1-2.
 Nehemiah 5:16; Nehemiah 7:2; Judges 9:48.
-- Selections From Treasury of Scripture Knowledge ]
[ 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
2. During the Rebuilding of Jerusalem's Wall (3:1 - 6:19)
B. Continuing Opposition of Sanballat & Tobiah (4:1-23)
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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