Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Nehemiah: Chapter Summary


The inscription of the Book. Who was Nehemiah? Whether he was the same as the one that is said to have gone up with Zerubbabel in Ezra 2:2? Why he is called הַתִּרְשָׁתָא, the Tirshatha? 1. The Author of the Book, 2. The Argument of the Book, 3. Chronology, 4. The Parts of the book are two: I. The ascent of Nehemiah from Shushan to Jerusalem, to rebuild the city (Nehemiah 1-7). II. The Reformation of the Church, undertaken successfully by Nehemiah on two occasions (Nehemiah 8-13). A Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of the book, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 5.

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