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Nehemiah/Book of Nehemiah
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I. The Memoirs and Their Interpolations

Until the 15th century, the Hebrew Bible treated the book ascribed to Nehemiah by modern Bible editions and the canonical book of Ezra (II) as a single work under the name of Ezra (LXX: Esdras β’). The book recounts the reorganization of the province of Judah after the end of the Babylonian Exile. Obeying God’s will and with the support of Artaxerxes, the great king of Persia, Ezra the priest and Nehemiah the govern…

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Koch, Klaus, “Nehemiah/Book of Nehemiah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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