Nehemiah Chapter 3 Discussion

  • Chris - In Reply on Nehemiah 3 - 3 years ago
    Eric, it was generally accepted that Ezra arrived at Jerusalem before Nehemiah, though in the late 19th Century AD, there was a proposal that it was Nehemiah who came first, then Ezra. This was based on the fact that it was King Artaxerxes II ruling & not Artaxerxes I ( Ezra 7:7,8).

    However, I understand that Jews don't accept that & it was Ezra who came first under Artaxerxes I. As you probably know, both the Books of Ezra & Nehemiah were originally read as one book in Hebrew; after Zerubbabel came first (under Cyrus), the Temple building had stopped because of opposition. Then under Darius, the temple work restarted ( Ezra 5:2) & finally completed ( Ezra 6:15). Then Ezra came with the next migration of the exiles & after him, Nehemiah came (for the building of the wall) with the third return of the exiles. So this timeline seems to fit well as Ezra, as priest, would have continued to serve with the other priests & Levites at the temple while Nehemiah attended to rebuilding the wall surrounding the city.
  • Eric Lopez on Nehemiah 3 - 3 years ago
    I'm trying to figure out if this is after Ezra or during. Sounds like during as Ezra was rebuilding, but the adversaries had the King cease the rebuild, but later finished the build. But the build with Ezra was the temple not Jerusalem.
  • Monciella - In Reply on Nehemiah 3 - 4 years ago
    I know there are at least 10. 3: 1 Sheep, 3:3 Fish, 3:6 Old, 3:13 Valley, 3:13 Dung, 3:15 Gate of the Fountain,
    3:26 Water, 3:28 Horse, 3:29 East, 3:31 Miphkad or Inspection in the NIV
  • W.H. Hamilton on Nehemiah 3 - 4 years ago
    I am trying to figure out how many gates there were--I can only find 8 for sure, but there may be more.
  • Jennie - In Reply on Nehemiah 3 - 4 years ago
    Me reminds me of ephesians4:16
  • A disciple on Nehemiah 3 - 6 years ago
    In comparison to the many, MANY generations and centuries that God has given us life and mercy; few have been the numbers that have really done right according to the opportunity provided, and extremely rare it is that the remnant of God's people have united in fear of Him to DO ALL THAT HE HAS SPOKEN THROUGH HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS! This Country should not mislead itself about how much it has!
  • BSP on Nehemiah 3 - 7 years ago
    Unlike the nobles mentioned in verse 5, we should not think that we are above doing any work in the interests of true worship.
  • Evengeist florence on Nehemiah 3 - 8 years ago
    Starting chapter 1 showed characteristics of God's servant eg A man of prayer, where he mourn and went to an extend of fasting ,after that he went physically to his king that's means spiritually and physically worked together. Chapter 2 A servant of God involving himself with others without blaming anyone .Chapter3 shows us how to share work in our ministry (working as a team) even weak were in
  • Don on Nehemiah 3 - 8 years ago
    This passage, chp. 3 in Nehemiah has been a source of inspiration and working as a team in building the kingdom of God and sharing the burden.
    I believe it is a very good blue print.
  • Samuel on Nehemiah 3 - 9 years ago
    The Sheep gate didn 't have any locks just like salvation it is open to all.
  • Ray Ballestero on Nehemiah 3 - 10 years ago
    I had it explained that the gates being restored were essential for the Church to fully function as intended. That the dung gate has been ignored the dung where everybody eliminates all their junk. Mistakes unclean things that get picked up in today 's society or cultural contamination due to the mass cross pollenization of a mixed society. Teachings and just the general influence that gets into the Body of Christ. So we need to restore the Dung gate the ministry of deliverance. All part of church restoration so Jesus can present His Bride the church to His Father as His Bride without spot blemish or wrinkle.
  • Robert Thomas on Nehemiah 3:3 - 10 years ago
    The reason for the Fish Gate was because it was located closest to the fish market The fishermen would deliver their catch through the Fish Gate Keep in mind the fish were packed in salt as a preservative
  • Akuinor on Nehemiah 3 - 11 years ago
    I just need to know how the work of God was carried out with all the 12 tribes of Israel getting involved. This is purely division of labor. As believers we can also do something in house of the Lord.
  • Andr� on Nehemiah 3 - 11 years ago
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    God bless you.
  • Mariann on Nehemiah 3 - 12 years ago
    It appears that they are buidling in sequential order with same tribes/family order. Maybe for protection.....
  • Beverly carter on Nehemiah 3 - 14 years ago
    A little hard to understand.

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