08 August, 2017
Search The Scriptures —Study 1 — Nehemiah 1
Study 1 From the Book of Nehemiah is: Nehemiah 1
1. How long did Nehemiah brood over the news about Jerusalem before he took action (see Note 1 below)? Note the sequence of events---one which is often seen when God calls His servants to a particular task.
2. What can we learn from the example of Nehemiah’s prayer? Note his attitude, his knowledge of the Scriptures, his grounds for expecting prayer to be answered. Dt. 7: 9-12; 29; 30 provide a background to the prayer.
1. Verse 1. The month Chislev correspond to our November-December, and Nisan (2:1) to our March-April.
2. Verse 11. ‘Cupbearer’: a high official, who had the duty of tasting wine before it was handed to the king, lets it should have been poisoned.