- What is the order of events following Nehemiah’s prayer? What difficulties did he have to face at each stage?
- What light does the chapter throw on Nehemiah’s secret communion with God? On what grounds was he confident that God would prosper him in his work? Are such communion and confidence lacking in your life?
- Verse 3. Nehemiah had probably broken court etiquette in letting his grief be seen in the King’s presence.
- Verse 10. ‘Sanballat’: an important official, probably governor of Samaria. Tobiah may have been his secretary.