Why did Nehemiah threaten violence?

Question: I have a question: I know Hebrews speaks about how the Old Testament was just a shadow of the New Testament. I was reading Nehemiah and noticed that when the people disobeyed (in chapters 12 and 13) he executed violence and threatened to lay hands on outsiders trying to sell on the Sabbath. Since…

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Why are the lists in Ezra 2 and Nehemiah 7 different?

Question: When I read Ezra and Nehemiah, I had some problems with the counting numbers recorded in both books. I believe the list of names in Ezra chapter 2 and Nehemiah chapter 7 are the same thing. But the number of singers and porters are different in these two books. While in Ezra 2:41-42 there…

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Why did Nehemiah have to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem? What happened to it?

Question: Why did Nehemiah have to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem? What happened to it? Answer: God had the Babylonians come to take Israel into captivity because of Israel’s sins. The Israelites resisted and the Babylonians (also called the Chaldeans) broke into Jerusalem and leveled the city. “And in the fifth month, on the seventh…

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Did Nehemiah rebuild the whole wall of Jerusalem or only parts of it?

Question: When Nehemiah rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem was he rebuilding the whole wall or only parts of it? Answer: When the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem, the Bible noted the following, “And all the army of the Chaldeans who were with the captain of the guard broke down the walls of Jerusalem all around” (II Kings…

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