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 Chapters 7-13 are focused on the regeneration of Jerusalem and the spiritual revival of the people. Chapters 7-13 are focused on the regeneration of Jerusalem and the spiritual revival of the people.
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 +//Nehemiah 7//
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 +The walls are up and the doors are installed in the gates. ​ Nehemiah turns the city over to his brother and the ruler, Hananiah, and warns them to protect the city against invasion. ​ Because the number of inhabitants was few in Jerusalem and it was relatively very large by comparison, a census was taken of those within Jerusalem.
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 +//Nehemiah 8//
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 +The people want to understand God better. ​ They go to Ezra and Ezra begins reading the law to the people. ​ As Ezra read, there were Levites who explained the law to them so they understood. ​ So the people wept and mourned for their sin.  The Levites instructed the people that they were not to morn or weep because the day was a holy day unto the Lord.  So, the people met for a second day to hear the word of the Lord.  The feast of booths had not been performed for generations and so the people built booths and kept the feast for seven days and heard the word of the Lord for eight days.  On the eighth day, they had a solemn assembly.
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 +//Nehemiah 9//
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 +The Israelites repented in sackcloth and ashes because of the conviction from the reading of God’s word.  Then the leaders worshipped and praised the Lord and prayed to the Lord with a prayer that described their rebellion against the Lord from the time of the deliverance out of Egypt until the present time.  So, the people then wanted to make a covenant with the Lord, to do what He commanded them to do.
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 +//Nehemiah 10//
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 +The signers of the covenant are listed and the people are further instructed about the specific things they need to do to remain obedient to the Lord.
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 +//Nehemiah 11//
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 +The rulers would live in Jerusalem. ​ The remainder of the people would cast lots to see which ten percent lived in Jerusalem and which ninety percent would live in the outlying cities. ​ The men who were willing to dwell in Jerusalem where blessed by the others indicating that possibly living in Jerusalem was expected to be more dangerous. ​ Then follows a list of the people who would live in Jerusalem.
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 +//Nehemiah 12//
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 +The Levites living in Jerusalem are listed. ​ Then thanks were given from the top of the gates around the city.  ​
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 +//Nehemiah 13//
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 +A summary is given of the record of Nehemiah.
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nehemiah.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/02 02:38 by tyler.tibbetts