Bible Time Period:Return
You brought the exiles back to Canaan; they rebuilt the Temple and Jerusalem and were taught once more from your Law: Rebuild my broken heart and life as I return to you.
Nehemiah’s task is not easy. He faces severe opposition from within and without but continues steadfastly, resolutely, and with a deep faith to get the walls of Jerusalem built while introduce some needed administrative reforms. After concluding the work on the wall, they take a census and then read the Law before the people. As a result of what they read, they celebrate the Feast of the Tabernacles (“booths” or tents) — a week-long feast held in remembrance of the 40 years the children of Israel spent dwelling in tents in the wilderness before entering Canaan.
What crises does Nehemiah confront in chapter 5, and how does he solve it?
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