Nehemiah Overview

I could write a post about the overview of Nehemiah BUT instead, I want you to look at these.  Maybe some of you could look at these pictures in January and think “Yup, I can read that”.  BUT I am thinking many of us maybe said “I have no idea how to read this or I forgot about most of that!”  So on this Saturday night, I want you to sit back, and look at some visuals since this is the LAST historical book of the Old Testament!! (Not posting easy ones like the Red Sea, burning bush, Jonah (fish)…)

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Now I am going to put some random visuals so that you can say “Oh my stars…I know what that picture represents in the Bible!”

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Ha!  Gotcha…this is one for NEXT Week!!—-This is the Silent Years!

Sunday, Sep 26: Neh 1-5
Monday, Sep 27: Neh 6-7
Tuesday, Sep 28: Neh 8-10
Wednesday, Sep 29: Neh 11-13; Ps 126
Thursday, Sep 30: Malachi


Ezra 7-10

Pop back over to Ezra.

We travel back to Jerusalem to the rebuilding of the temple.  Guess how long that gap was between chapters 6 and 7?  60 Years!   It has been 80 years since the first captives were set free.

It opens with a genealogy of Ezra.  It is very important that we know Ezra is from the line of Aaron.  He is a scribe FROM the High priesthood family.  Ezra received a letter to carry with them on their trip kind of like a “passport” in case they ran into trouble.  The letter had 5 points:

  1. authorized them to go and appoint magistrates and judges
  2. provide funds to purchase sacrifices and temple vessells
  3. requires the Trans-Euphrates to give them supplies
  4. prohibited charging them taxes
  5. authorized Ezra to teach the

In chapter 8 we read the journey.  The trip was about 900 miles and they were carrying 65 tons of gold and silver that were given to them by Atexerses (Xerxes’ son).  This was a dangerous trip and Ezra led them through it in fasting and prayer for protection.

Chapter 9 we run into an old problem.  The very issue that caused stress when entering the promised land.  Marrying outside their faith!  Ezra prays for the nation: he begins with his own confession and humbles himself.  Then he changes to “we” and “our” (NOT look what they have done!)

The chapter ends with national repentance and all eyes and hearts are on the Lord!


Sep 26: Neh 1-5
Sep 27: Neh 6-7
Sep 28: Neh 8-10
Sep 29: Neh 11-13; Ps 126
Sep 30: Malachi