Table of Contents

 

Introduction

Title

Writer and Date

Scope

Historicity

Outline

Message

Exposition

I. THE FORTIFICATION OF JERUSALEM chs. 17

A. The Return under Nehemiah chs. 12

1. The news concerning Jerusalem 1:1-3

2. The response of Nehemiah 1:4-11

3. The request of Nehemiah 2:1-8

4. The return to Jerusalem 2:9-20

B. The Rebuilding of the Walls 3:17:4

1. The workers and their work ch. 3

2. The opposition to the workers ch. 4

3. The strife among the workers ch. 5

4. The attacks against Nehemiah 6:1-14

The plot to distract Nehemiah 6:1-4

The plot to discredit Nehemiah 6:5-9

The plot to deceive Nehemiah 6:10-14

5. The completion of the work 6:157:4

C. The Record of Those who Returned 7:5-73

II. THE RESTORATION OF THE JEWS chs. 813

A. The Renewal of the Mosaic Covenant chs. 810

1. The gathering of the people ch. 8

The reading of the law 8:1-8

The response of the people 8:9-12

The Feast of Tabernacles 8:13-18

2. The prayer of the people ch. 9

The preparations for prayer 9:1-4

The prayer of praise 9:5-38

3. The renewed commitment of the people ch. 10

The signers of the document 10:1-27

The pledge to keep the Law 10:28-39

B. The Residents of the Land 11:112:26

1. The residents of Jerusalem 11:1-24

2. The residents of the outlying towns 11:25-36

3. The priests and Levites 12:1-26

C. The Dedication of the Wall 12:27-47

1. Preparations for the dedication 12:27-30

2. The dedication ceremonies 12:31-47

D. The Reforms Instituted by Nehemiah ch. 13

1. The exclusion of foreigners 13:1-3

2. The expulsion of Tobiah 13:4-9

3. The revival of tithing 13:10-14

4. The observance of the Sabbath 13:15-22

5. The rebuke of mixed marriages 13:23-29

6. The summary of Nehemiah's reforms 13:30-31

Conclusion

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