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Most of those who survived the battle were captured and taken into captivity in Babylon. Jerusalem was left in ruins. God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah to let the Jews know they would remain as captives for 70 years before they would be able to return. – Slide 2

Most of those who survived the battle were captured and taken into captivity in Babylon. Jerusalem was left in ruins. God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah to let the Jews know they would remain as captives for 70 years before they would be able to return. – Slide 2

Then he called a meeting of the leaders and those who could do the work. ‘You see the trouble we are in and the ruins. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, so we will no longer be in disgrace.’ Nehemiah explained how God was with him and that he had the backing of the King too. – Slide 13

Then he called a meeting of the leaders and those who could do the work. ‘You see the trouble we are in and the ruins. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, so we will no longer be in disgrace.’ Nehemiah explained how God was with him and that he had the backing of the King too. – Slide 13

42,000 people set off with their servants and animals on the long trip back to Judea. – Slide 8

The Jews return to Jerusalem and lay the foundations to rebuild the Temple.

When he finally arrived he rested for three days and didn’t tell anyone about his plans to rebuild the city walls. – Slide 10

When he finally arrived he rested for three days and didn’t tell anyone about his plans to rebuild the city walls. – Slide 10

When the announcement was read the heads of many families, the Priests and Levites, prepared to return to Jerusalem and the surrounding region of Judea to rebuild the Temple and live back in the land God had given them – Slide 6

When the announcement was read the heads of many families, the Priests and Levites, prepared to return to Jerusalem and the surrounding region of Judea to rebuild the Temple and live back in the land God had given them – Slide 6

Haman went to his friends and Zeresh his wife and boasted to them about his great wealth, his many sons and the ways the King had honoured him. ‘I have been invited to a banquet by the King and queen tomorrow. But I cannot be happy while Mordecai the Jew is sitting at the King’s gate.’ – Slide 13

Haman went to his friends and Zeresh his wife and boasted to them about his great wealth, his many sons and the ways the King had honoured him. ‘I have been invited to a banquet by the King and queen tomorrow. But I cannot be happy while Mordecai the Jew is sitting at the King’s gate.’ – Slide 13

One day Nehemiah was visited by Hanani, one of his brothers, who lived in Jerusalem. Nehemiah asked them about the city and the Jews living there. – Slide 3

One day Nehemiah was visited by Hanani, one of his brothers, who lived in Jerusalem. Nehemiah asked them about the city and the Jews living there. – Slide 3

Nathan the prophet confronts David after he commits adultery and murder. (II Samuel 11:1-12:25): Slide 1

In the spring, David sent his army under the command of Joab to lay siege to the Ammonite city of Rabbah. David chose to stay at home in Jerusalem.

At first they offered to help but Zerubbabel and Jeshua, knowing they did not worship God, declared, ‘You have no part with us in building a temple for our God, the God of Israel,’ The enemies of the Jews then tried to stop the building work by paying people to bully the builders and threaten them. – Slide 2

At first they offered to help but Zerubbabel and Jeshua, knowing they did not worship God, declared, ‘You have no part with us in building a temple for our God, the God of Israel,’ The enemies of the Jews then tried to stop the building work by paying people to bully the builders and threaten them. – Slide 2

When they arrived back in Jerusalem they found the city in ruins. – Slide 9

When they arrived back in Jerusalem they found the city in ruins. – Slide 9

In the capital city of Susa, Haman’s ten sons and another 500 men, who hated the Jews were destroyed. But the Jews did not plunder their belongings. Permission was given to the Jews to continue dealing with their enemies the next day also. In the provinces, 75,000 of those who planned to destroy the Jews were annihilated. – Slide 14

In the capital city of Susa, Haman’s ten sons and another 500 men, who hated the Jews were destroyed. But the Jews did not plunder their belongings. Permission was given to the Jews to continue dealing with their enemies the next day also. In the provinces, 75,000 of those who planned to destroy the Jews were annihilated. – Slide 14

They then started rebuilding their houses in towns and cities of Judea. Jeshua and Zerubbabel, helped by others, rebuilt the altar of the Temple. Then, during the seventh month, the Jews gathered in Jerusalem. Sacrifices were offered to God and gifts given as they celebrated the holiday feast of shelters – Slide 11

They then started rebuilding their houses in towns and cities of Judea. Jeshua and Zerubbabel, helped by others, rebuilt the altar of the Temple. Then, during the seventh month, the Jews gathered in Jerusalem. Sacrifices were offered to God and gifts given as they celebrated the holiday feast of shelters – Slide 11

Then, accompanied by a few others, he set out one night to secretly inspect the walls. – Slide 11

Then, accompanied by a few others, he set out one night to secretly inspect the walls. – Slide 11

Immediately Tattenai, the chief official of the region and other opponents of the Jews, demanded to know who had given them permission to rebuild the temple. – Slide 4

Immediately Tattenai, the chief official of the region and other opponents of the Jews, demanded to know who had given them permission to rebuild the temple. – Slide 4

But the older people who had seen the temple before it had been destroyed wept. They could see that the base of the new temple would be much smaller than the original one. Everyone made so much noise you could not distinguish between those rejoicing and those crying. – Slide 16

The Jews return to Jerusalem and lay the foundations to rebuild the Temple.

For several days he mourned, fasted and prayed. He confessed his sin and the sin of his people. He knew that God had promised that if His people turned back to Him and obeyed Him then God would return them to their land. Nehemiah asked God for an opportunity to speak to the King about the situation. – Slide 6

For several days he mourned, fasted and prayed. He confessed his sin and the sin of his people. He knew that God had promised that if His people turned back to Him and obeyed Him then God would return them to their land. Nehemiah asked God for an opportunity to speak to the King about the situation. – Slide 6

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