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Unformatted text preview: o Mixed marriages; proposed a drastic & harsh solution: dissolution of marriages o Covenant renewal; faithfulness to YHWH was to be demonstrated by faithfulness to the law Nehemiah Devout layman who rose to a position of influence in the Persian government- cupbearer to king of Persia Wanted to return & rebuild wall of Jerusalem Granted permission to return to Jerusalem & rebuild wall in 20 th year of Artaxerxes I, 445 BCE o Opposition from Sanballet of Samaria, Tobiah the Ammonite & Geshem the Arab o Economic hardship o Wall finished in 52 days & dedicated Served two terms as governor of Judah/Jerusalem...
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