Nehemiah: Nehemiah and Ezra should have been twins except that Ezra was a priest (thus of the tribe of Levi, a son of Aaron and Nehemiah was of the tribe if Judah. Ezra had returned to Jerusalem ahead of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was an official sent by Artaxerxes (or Xerxes the king) to oversee the rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. The place was in shambles: Nehemiah’s job was to encourage the Jews to return to the City to help rebuild it.
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30
New Testament: Revelation 6:12 – 7:12
Old Testament: Nehemiah 2:1-20
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