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Introduction and Background

The Book of Nehemiah

Quick Facts about Nehemiah

  • Nehemiah is the 16th Book in the Bible
  • The Hebrew Word for Nehemiah is "Nechemiyah" which means "The LORD is my comfort"
  • The Greek Name for Nehemiah is "Neemias" which is the Greek form of the Hebrew
  • The Author of the Book of Nehemiah was Nehemiah (According to Tradition)
  • Ezra and Nehemiah were treated as one book in Jewish Tradition
  • The Events in Nehemiah date back to the period from 455-420 BC approximately
  • The Main Theme of Nehemiah is the rebuilding of Jerusalem
  • A Type of Jesus - In Nehemiah Jesus is the builder of God's city

Outline of Nehemiah