Nehemiah 8

  1. Chapters 8, 9 and 10 describe a remarkable revival. What was its first manifestation, and what further characteristic developed from this?
  2. Consider how great a change of heart had taken place since before the exile. Cf. Jer. 11:6-8; 32:36-40; Neh. 1:5-11. How are these verses an illustration of Ps. 119:71 and Heb.12:11?

Notes

  1. Verse 10.’Send some….’: cf. Deut. 16:11, 14; Est.9:19-22.
  2. Verse 17. The feast of Tabernacles had been observed (see, e.g., 2 Chr. 8:13), but not, it seems, the making of booths.