Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah

Chapter 12 v1 This is a list of the priests and *Levites who returned from *exile. They returned with Zerubbabel, who was the son of Shealtiel, and with Jeshua.           Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,           v2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,           v3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,           v4 Iddo, Ginnethon, Abijah,           v5 Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,           v6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,           v7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These men were the leaders of the priests and their companions at the time of Jeshua. v8 The *Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, *Judah…

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Nehemiah copied the register of the first people who returned from exile

Chapter 8 In Nehemiah 7:6-73, Nehemiah copied the register of the first people who returned from *exile. This happened about 90 years before Nehemiah became the ruler of *Judah. In chapter 8, Nehemiah continues to explain the events while he ruled *Judah. He had arranged a special meeting for all the *Jews (Nehemiah 8:1-4). In fact, there were several meetings. They happened on the sacred holidays that were in the 7th month of the year. At the end of these meetings, the people would decide which *Jews would live in…

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The Jews build Jerusalem’s city wall again

About the Book of Nehemiah Explanation The Jews build Jerusalem’s city wall again: There are many dates in this *introduction. These dates are the number of years before the time when Jesus Christ was born. Each date has the letters ‘BC’, which mean ‘before Christ’, after it. This *introduction also refers to places in the Bible where you can read about these things. The history of the *Jews before their *exile These are the events that happened in *Israel before the time of Nehemiah. This account will help us to…

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Ezra prayed and he confessed

Chapter 10 v1 Ezra prayed and he confessed. He wept and he threw himself onto the ground in front of the house of God. As he was doing these things, a large crowd of the *people of Israel gathered with him. There were men, women and children and they all wept aloud. Verse 1 Ezra was in front of the house of God when he prayed. He had torn his clothes and he had pulled hair from his head and his beard. Many people gathered with him. They did not…

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In the Book of Ezra, there are many names

Chapter 2 In the Book of Ezra, there are many names. Some of these people were leaders. However, Ezra also refers to many people who were not well-known. They lived many years ago, but they were important to God. God cares about all sorts of people. And he is pleased when they obey him. When Ezra records some of the names, he also mentions their families. Families were very important to the *Jews. v1 These are the people from the district who returned from *exile. (Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylonia,…

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