Nehemiah 1:1 NLT

1 These are the memoirs of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah. In late autumn of the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes' reign, a I was at the fortress of Susa.

References for Nehemiah 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Hebrew <I>In the month of Kislev of the twentieth year.</I> A number of dates in the book of Nehemiah can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This month of the Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in November and December 446 <MS>B.C.</I> The <I>twentieth year</I> probably refers to the reign of King Artaxerxes I; compare 2:1; 5:14.