NEHEMIAH - Narrated by Kristyn Getty


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"The book of Nehemiah is the last of the Historical Books of the Bible, originally part of the book of Ezra, but split off into its own volume by the Church in 1448.


Nehemiah was one of the most underrated heroes in the Bible, cupbearer to the powerful Persian king Artaxerxes I Longimanus. Stationed in the winter palace at Susa, Nehemiah heard from his brother Hanani that the walls in Jerusalem were broken down and its gates had been destroyed by fire.


Heartbroken, Nehemiah asked the king for permission to return and rebuild Jerusalem's walls. Artaxerxes was one of several benevolent rulers God used to restore his exiled people back to Israel. With an armed escort, supplies, and letters from the king, Nehemiah went back to Jerusalem.


Immediately Nehemiah met opposition from Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite, neighboring governors, who feared a fortified Jerusalem. In a rousing speech to the Jews, Nehemiah told them the hand of God was upon him and convinced them to rebuild the wall..." from the article: Introduction to the Book of Nehemiah


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