By Jacob L. Wright
This monograph offers a clean and certain therapy of the issues posed by means of the Nehemiah-Memoir. ranging from the pre-critical interpretations of Ezra-Neh, the examine demonstrates that using the first-person doesn't suffice as a criterion for distinguishing among the verba Neemiae and the additions of later authors. The earliest variation of the Memoir is restricted to a development file, which was once elevated as early generations of readers built the results of Nehemiah's accomplishments for the consolidation and centralization of Judah. The expansions occasioned in flip the composition of the background of the "Restoration" in Ezra-Neh.