In the book of Nehemiah
chapter 5 verses 12 and 13 you'll learn that Nehemiah attached a curse to those who would continue to charge interest on their fellow Jews "I also shook out the folds of my robe and said in this way may God shake out of their house and possessions anyone who does not keep his promise.
'We have also seen the projects ongoing across the country, which gives hope that Nigeria will be built into a great nation, like the rebuilding of Jerusalem as recorded in the Book of Nehemiah
. As stated in Nehemiah 2:17 we are inclined to tell Nigerians 'You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem (Nigeria) is desolate and its gates burned by fire (previous bad leaders).
The Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered, had yet to yield any fragments from the Book of Nehemiah
; if this newly revealed fragment is authenticated it would be the first.
The first explicit references to yiches in Hebrew (from the root yud-hey-sin, meaning "relation to" or "related to") appear in the Book of Ezra, which discusses the unsuccessful search by the descendants of Barzillai for their genealogical record to prove they were members of the priestly tribe, and in the Book of Nehemiah
, in which the author states, "I found the Book of Lineage (sefer ba-yachus) of those who had ascended first to Jerusalem (from Babylon)." Both the Talmud and the writings of first-century historian Josephus refer to scrolls of yiches that were scrupulously kept in the Temple, prior to its destruction, which traced the ancestry of Israelite women eligible to marry the High Priest.
(5) Thus, the first six chapters of Ezra take place during the period of time from Cyrus to Darius I, with a flash forward in chapter 4 covering events in the time of Achashverosh/Xerxes and Artaxerxes I, and the rest of the Book of Ezra (chapter 7 to the end) and the Book of Nehemiah
take place during the reign of Artaxerxes I.
"God's Way: Plan for Our Success Nehemiah's" introduces important principles for successful kingdom living and reveals a plan for "Rebuilding the Gates in Your Christian Journey" from the book of Nehemiah
, chapter 33.
It was inspired by a passage in he Book of Nehemiah
that refers to rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring the moral foundations of the nation.
The name comes from a passage in the Book of Nehemiah
that refers to "watchmen" standing on the walls of Jerusalem to guard against danger.)
The project was grounded in a biblical reference in the Old Testament book of Nehemiah
(2:18): "I told them that the hand of God had been gracious upon me and also the words that the king had spoken to me.