Ezra Nechemyah / עזרא ונחמיה

Nehemiah Chapter 1

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

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The sefer of Ezra and Nechemyah (נחמיה) were originally one volume


1:1 The Davar Nechemyah (נחמיה) Ben Chakalyah (חכליה). And it came to pass in the month Kislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan (שׁוּש) the palace,

1:2 That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and [certain] men of Yehudah; and I asked them concerning the Yehudim that had escaped, which had survived the Exile [the Golus], and concerning Yerushalayim (ירושׁלם).

1:3 And they said unto me, The remnant that are survived the Exile [the Golus] there in the province [are] in ra'ah gadol and reproach: the chomat (wall, חומת) Yerushalayim (ירושׁלם) also [is] broken down, and the sha'ar (שׁע) thereof are burned with fire.

Nechemyah's tefillah

1:4 And it came to pass, when I heard these devarim, that I sat down and wept, and mourned [certain] days, and fasted, and interceded tefillah before the Elohim (אלהים) Shamayim,

Nechemyah asks Hashem for favor before the king


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

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The Scroll may be divided as follows:

1. Nechemyah receives permission from Artachshasta to visit Yerushalayim  - 1:1-2:8

2. The rebuilding of the walls of Yerushalayim 2:9- 7:73

3. The Great revival under Ezra 8:1-10:39

4. Conditions prevailing in the Eretz after a Remnant had been living there for nearly 100 years 11:1-13:31