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Nehemiah petitions Artaxerxes

Posted in Bible, Religion on Wednesday, 29 June 2011

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Nehemiah was the cupbearer at the court of Artaxerxes, and when the great Persian king noticed one day that his servant appeared sad, he asked the reason why.

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Artaxerxes hears Nehemiah’s account of the ruin of Jerusalem’s walls, by William Hole

Nehemiah replied that he was downcast because of news from the Jewish people who had returned to their homeland during recent years. They had told him of their inability to defend Jerusalem becuse the city walls lay in ruins, and although they had rebuilt the second temple after Cyrus the Great had permitted their return, nevertheless the city was in a wretched state. So King Artaxerxes arranged safe passes for Nehemiah through neighbouring lands, and sent him to oversee the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s defences.

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