Fourteen years after the return of Ezra to Jerusalem, Nehemiah led up a company (B.C. 444) and restored the walls and the civil authority. Of those events this book is the record. It is in eight divisions:
The moral state of the time is disclosed by the prophet Malachi. This book affords many instances of individual faith acting on the written word (e.g. Nehemiah 1:8 Nehemiah 1:9 ; 13:1 ). It is the principle of 2 Timothy 2.
The events recorded in Nehemiah cover a period of 11 years (Ussher).