Study 1 From the Book of Philippians is: Nehemiah 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.
- 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.
- Verse 1. The month Chislev correspond to our November-December, and Nisan (2:1) to our March-April.
- 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.