Not Everything is Right
Questions for Study 6
Memory Verse: 4
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I. Abuses During Nehemiah's Absence (13:1-5)
1. What did the returnees discover when they read the law? (1-2) What does Deuteronomy 23:2-8 say? How did they go beyond what the law said? (3; Acts 10:28)
2. What incident seems to be the underlining catalyst of their judgement? (4-5) Who was Eliashib and Akkadian? (28) Who was Tobiah? (2:10, 19) How was Eliashib doubling wrong?
II. Nehemiah Returns (13:6-9)
3. Where was Nehemiah and how might this have been because of his former position? (6) What did he do? (8-9) When he returned what did he call Eliashib's actions? How did Jesus do a similar thing? (John 2:12-17; Mark 11:15-17)
III. Reorganization and Reforms (13:10-31)
4. How had lack of support interrupted the duties of the Levites? (10) Who did Nehemiah rebuke? (11) Is it still our responsibility to support our local congregation and those who are in service for the Lord for us? (Phil. 4:15-19)
5. What kind of men were responsible for the tithes? (12-13) How had the apostles done the same thing? (Acts 6:2-4)
6. What did Nehemiah pray?
7. What sin did Nehemiah witness? (15-16) What did he say? It is good to rebuke sin in this way? (Psalm 141:5-6)
8. What did Nehemiah do to stop the buying and selling on the Sabbath? Did it work right away? What did he tell those who still tried to buy and sell? (21-22)
9. Where did a group of men get wives? How did Nehemiah rebuke them? Was this the first time that those who had returned from captivity marry foreigners? (Ezra 9:1-2)
10. What did Nehemiah do when a high priest allow his son to marry a non-Israelites? What was the eight days to include and why? (39-43; Num. 29:13-38; Deut. 16:14-15)