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Chris's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/21/2022, 2:24pm...

Hello Brian. In Nehemiah 1:2, the prophet was specifically speaking to Hanani & those who came with him from Judah, about the Jews which escaped the captivity by the Babylonians. So the word 'Jew' is derived from the name 'Judah', or 'Yehudi', from which tribe the captives were taken.

Then in verse 6, we read of Nehemiah's passionate agonizing prayer to God for Israel. I understand that Nehemiah here was praying for all of God's people, both Judah & Israel who had sinned grievously before the LORD which resulted in their captivity; and to both these, he referred to as 'Israel' and was not specifically praying for Judah.


Brian's Nehemiah Chapter 1 comment on 11/21/2022, 3:02am...

Nehemiah 1:2 refers to Jews... Nehemiah1:6 refers to the children of Israel... Any ideas as to what the distinction is?


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