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Did the Israelites appoint a leader to take them back to slavery as alluded in Nehemiah 9:17?

Nehemiah 9:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 “They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and ...
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Why does Deuteronomy 29:5-6 say they ate no bread for forty years?

Deuteronomy 29:5-6 NASB 5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot. 6 You have not eaten bread, nor have ...
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Why does Nehemiah require that the firstborn of the Israelites be redeemed in Nehemiah 10:36?

Nehemiah 10:36 NASB 36 and bring to the house of our God the firstborn of our sons and of our cattle, and the firstborn of our herds and our flocks as it is written in the law, for the priests who ...
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Are pulpits Scriptural requirements for preaching during Christian corporate worship?

The use of some sort of pulpit dates back to Old Testament times as I observed it was first mentioned in Nehemiah 8:4: And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the ...
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What was the name of the king of Persia at the time of the rebuilding of Jerusalem?

The Book of Nehemiah refers to some king "Artaxerxes" of Persia, whereas the Book of Esther refers to some "Assuerus." (Nehemiah 2:1) And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth ...
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What does “in the month of XXX” mean for postexilic Jews?

In Nehemiah 2:1 we read: "And it came to pass in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes..." What did the Jews in the postexilic era mean when they only mentioned the month ...
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Did the Israelites renege on the pledge in Ezra 10 to divorce foreign wives?

Ezra 10:10,19 NIV 10 Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel’s guilt. 19 (They all gave their hands in pledge to ...
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How do you reconcile Nehemiah 13:1-3 with the fact that King David's great-grandmother was Moabite?

In Nehemiah 13:1–3 the Jews returning to Jerusalem separated themselves from people with mixed decent, including Ammonites and Moabites:  On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing ...
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What factors attest Nehemiah 7:68 is, or is not original to Nehemiah?

Nehemiah 7:68, is missing from most Hebrew manuscripts. This fact suggests it was not in the autograph (original). Nevertheless, it is included in most English translations: 67 besides their male ...
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Is there a numerical contradiction between Ezra and Nehemiah?

In Ezra 2:65 it is said that there were 200 singers. But in Nehemiah 7:67 it is said that there were 245 singers. The context is exactly the same, but the numbers are different. Isn't this a ...
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Why does Nehemiah say it was still the twentieth year in Nehemiah 2?

After hearing an adverse report about the survivors in Jerusalem,Nehemiah begins to pray & fast for Jerusalem.It is said it was in the twentieth year in the month of Chislev. 1st encounter with ...
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To whom were the Jews referring in John 6:31?

John 6:31 New King James Version (NKJV) 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”[a] In the following text Christ accuses the Jews as ...
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How did Nehemiah know that Sanballat and Geshem were plotting against him (Nehemiah 6:2)?

Nehemiah 6:2: Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, "Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono." But they intended to do me harm. At face value, Sanballat and Geshem ...
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What is the Serpent Well in Nehemiah 2:13?

Nehemiah 2:13 (NKJV) And I went out by night through the Valley Gate to the Serpent Well and the Refuse Gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were ...
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How can we reconcile Ezra 3:2-3 & Nehemiah 8:17?

Ezra 3:2,4 [2]Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brothers arose and built the altar of the God of Israel to offer burnt ...
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Which Ezra is mentioned in Nehemiah 12:1?

Nehemiah 12:1 (KJV) 1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, Ezra is said to have come from Babylon in ...
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In Nehemiah - Who are the Jews?

Closely Related: - Identity of "the Jews" in John's gospel Can Nehemiah 2:16 be interpreted "parenthetically", to define who "The Jews" are? And if, not - then "In Nehemiah 13, Who ...
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What did the Tirshatha/ governor mean by 'till there stood up the priest with thummim and Urim' in Nehemiah 7:65?

Nehemiah 7 63 And of the priests: the children of Hobaiah, the children of Koz, the children of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite and was called after their ...
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What is the chronological relationship between Nehemiah chapter 10 and 13?

In Nehemiah 10, the people made the decision that "they will not give their daughters to the peoples of the land or take the peoples of the land's daughters for their sons" (v.30), and that they will ...
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Nehemiah 8, Day of Atonement cancelled this year?

Nehemiah 8:2 describes the reading of the law on the New Year (Rosh HaShanah), the day of the blowing of rams' horns (NIV) So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law ...
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Who are “they” in Nehemiah 8:8?

The Bible is clear that Ezra was reading the Law (Nehemiah 8:3) and the Levites helped the people understand it (Nehemiah 8:7). And I learn that the first "they" in Nehemiah 8:8 refers to the Levites ...