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What did Nehemiah do for 12 years in Jerusalem?

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One of his major projects was to rebuild portions of Jerusalem, especially the city wall.

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He supervised the rebuilding of Jerusalem's walls and the defense of the cityHe commanded that debts be forgiven, in order to ease the difficulties of the poor

He contended with the enemies of the Jews

He took a census

He renewed the covenant with the people, to keep the Torah

He urged the people to keep the Sabbath and not to take foreign wives.

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I was researching this to for Awana and I found out in my History Book (Mystory of History) that Nehemiah rebuilt his wall in 454 B.C. I hope this helps your questions :D Jasper


Nehemiah's first governorship in Jerusalem began in 445 or 444 BC.



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