Quiz time 🤔 or should I say Bible knowledge ‘spruce-up’, Promise finding, ‘crop-reaping’, ‘lie’-dismissing…His-story time?
To lead off:
1. Who was Nehemiah? What did he do? Why is even knowing this important?
Hmm! Lemme see…
It IS in The Bible, no?
Everything in there has a reason. No?
It IS His-story?
Yes! We may ‘front’ that stories get mistold. But, even if we were to focus on The newer testament, (more ‘modern’ or recent His-story.)
An Essence (Fortune, Fate, luck or ‘blind’ Wisdom) had 4 different accounts of God’s Love and work here through Jesus. 4!!! Y’all! Differences? Minor, but each tells The story from a different perspective.
He said/She said is silenced, let us take a quick look at history:
The Gospel of Matthew and Luke around AD 85–90, and John AD 90–110. Despite the traditional ascriptions all four are anonymous, and none were written by eyewitnesses. Like the rest of the New Testament, they were written in Greek.
Mark probably dates from 66–70 AD. It appears as the second New Testament gospel because it was traditionally thought to be an epitome (summary) of Matthew, but most scholars now regard it as the earliest written gospel.
Written over the course of almost a century after Jesus’ death, the four gospels of the New Testament, though they tell the same story, reflect very different ideas and concerns. A period of forty years separates the death of Jesus from the writing of the first gospel.
Word of mouth was how it was spread initially and it was transcribed for posterity. A topic for later.
Nehemiah is the central figure of the Book of Nehemiah, which describes his work in rebuilding Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. He was governor of Persian Judea under Artaxerxes I of Persia. The name is pronounced or in English. It is in Hebrew נְחֶמְיָה, Nehemya, “Yahweh comforts”.
Get reading! (Or should I say ‘watching’)
Wow! It springs forth…just a ‘twinkler’ who was Ezra? How are the two connected?