The text includes a brief mention of Noadiah, a false prophetess who is antagonistic to Nehemiah's plans to rebuild Jerusalem's city walls.
Nehemiah explained the situation to the king, and obtained his permission to go up to Jerusalem and there to act as tirshatha (governor of Judea).
Together they set the stage for the communal celebration of the completed task The united community, a community whose many members Ezra-Nehemiah's extensive lists diligently honor, is now ready to meet the new day.
All these lists in Ezra-Nehemiah, recounting past figures and linking them in the present, establish the harmonious whole which is the restored community.
Despite these reforms, many of the less laudable elements of Judean society returned in the years following Nehemiah's departure.
The Book of Nehemiah is a late historiographical book of the Hebrew Bible (and Christian Old Testament) that describes the rebuilding of Judah in the years after the Babylonian captivity.
Nehemiah lived during the period when Judah was a province of the Persian Empire, having been appointed royal cup-bearer at the palace of Shushan.
After receiving the initial reports of Russian war preparations, Napoleon began expanding his Grande Armйe to a massive force of over 450,000-600,000 men (despite already having over 300,000 men deployed in Iberia).
On his arrival in Jerusalem, Nehemiah began to survey the city secretly at night, forming a plan for its restoration.