\\INTRODUCTION TO NEHEMIAH 8\\
Ezra being desired to bring forth the book of the law, read it to the
people and others, expounded it to them, \\#Ne 8:1-8\\ and Nehemiah
exhorted the people to express joy and gladness on this occasion,
which they did, \\#Ne 8:9-12\\ and observing the feast of tabernacles
was in the law commanded to be observed, they kept it very strictly
and joyfully, \\#Ne 8:13-18\\.