Nehemiah
Introduction

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Contradictions
Boring Stuff
Absurdities
Intolerance
Injustice
Women
Interpretation
Science and History
Good Stuff

SAB: Nehemiah
Dwindling in Unbelief


Nehemiah: Boring Stuff

  1. "The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah ... And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven. And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven...."
    Nehemiah begins his boring book with a boring prayer. 1:11

  2. Repairing the dung gate and other important matters 3:1-32

  3. Building a wall 4:1-23

  4. Nehemiah consults with himself, shakes his lap, and gets back to work on the wall. 5:1-19

  5. Nehemiah finishes the wall "in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days." 6:1-19

  6. For seven days, Ezra reads the Torah to the people while they gather branches. 8:1-18

  7. The people endure another day of Bible reading and long boring prayers. 9:1-38

  8. A long list of men who promise not to allow their kids to intermarry 10:1-39

  9. A long list of men who were selected by lottery to live in Jerusalem 11:1-36

  10. A long list of priests that "went up with Zerubbabel" 12:1-47

  11. Nehemiah gets God's house in order by throwing out all of Tobiah's household stuff. 13:1-24