So 1the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-twodays.
162Whenall our enemiesheard of it, and all the nationssurrounding us saw it, they alost their confidence ; for 3they recognized that thiswork had been accomplishedbwith the help of our God.
17Also in thosedaysmanyletterswent from the nobles of Judah to Tobiah, and Tobiah's letters came to them.
For many in Judah were bound by oath to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his sonJehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
19Moreover, they were speaking about his gooddeeds in my presence and reported my words to him. Then Tobiahsentletters to frighten me.