The study of this book is by chapters. Commit the names of the chapters.
Chapter I. The First Return Under Zerubbabel:
1. Who issued the decree?
2. Name three commands in the decree.
3. Give the date.
4. Name number of gold and silver vessels returned.
Chapter II. The Register of Returning Captives:
1. Give the number.
Chapter III. The Renewal of Worship:
1. Name four things accomplished in the restoration of worship.
Chapter IV. The Hindrance of Adversaries:
1. State their request.
2. State reply of Zerubbabel.
Chapter V. The Help of the Prophets:
Prepare two questions.
Chapter VI. The Dedication of the Temple:
1. What kings aided?
2. What prophets helped?
3. What feast was observed?
Chapter VII. The Second Return Under Ezra:
1. Give the date.
2. State the number of returning captives.
3. State the distance of the journey.
4. Name length of time consumed in the journey.
5. Name three things Ezra had prepared his heart to do.
6. Name the double office of Ezra.
Chapter VIII. At the River Ahava:
Prepare two questions.
Chapter IX. Prepare a name and two questions.
Chapter X. Prepare a name and two questions.
Pictorial Device: A Broken Wall.
Draw three layers of stone forming lower part of wall. On this draw four portions of the wall intact, with three breaks between. In these three breaks place the words: "Temporal, 3 to 6;" "Civil, 5;" "Religious, 8 to 13." On the unbroken portion of the wall place the figure "52" and the phrase: "A Great Work." Over the device place the word God. Add any original touches suggested by the book.
I. Give a brief narrative of Nehemiah's return as recorded in Chapters 1 and 2.
II. General Contents:
1. Rebuilding the temporal wall.
2. Rebuilding the civil wall.
3. Rebuilding the religious wall.
III. Leading Chapters:
3. A list of the wall builders.
12. The dedication of the wall.
13. How a Mayor enforced the Sabbath law.
IV. Striking Phrases:
4:6: "The people had a mind to work."
8:10: "The joy of the Lord is your strength."
1. Name Nehemiah's position and its duties.
2. Locate Shushan.
3. Measure the distance from Shushan to Jerusalem.
4. Name eight classes of people who aided in rebuilding the wall.
5. Name any three gates mentioned and note their location on Bible map of the city of Jerusalem. Map No.10.
6. Describe in brief the kinds of gatherings that occurred at the city gates. Give examples from Bible history. Read articles in Bible Dictionary on "Gates" and "Walls." Record references.
7. Name three hindrances to the rebuilding of the wall. Chapter 4.
8. Name four wise plans of Nehemiah as general.
9. Mention the ways in Chapters 5 and 6 in which Nehemiah proved his intense patriotism.
10. In what length of time was the wall completed?
11. Name four things covenanted by the people. Chapter 10.
12. Name three leading features in the dedication of the wall.
13. Record and locate the ejaculatory prayers of the book. Name a lesson therefrom.
14. Name five leading qualities of Nehemiah, giving an example from his life to illustrate each.
15. Name four striking lessons for Christian activity gleaned from the book.
A STUDY OF THE FOUR BRIEF PROPHECIES OF THE BOOK
Prophecy Number One: Chapter 1:1-15.
1. To whom spoken.
2. Name the reason assigned by the people for not rebuilding.
3. Name four reasons given by the prophet why the people should rebuild.
4. State the result of the prophet's appeal.
Prophecy Number Two: Chapter 2:1-9.
1. To whom spoken.
2. State the evident feeling of those who had seen the former house. See verse 3, also Ezra 3:12.
3. Name the three promises of Jehovah calculated to remove this sting of disappointment.
Prophecy Number Three: Chapter 2:10-19.
1. State moral condition of the people.
2. Name the three causes of material loss.
3. State the promise.
Prophecy Number Four: Chapter 2:20-23.
1. To whom spoken.
2. Name the two prophecies in your own words.
1. What word indicates the small number who had returned?
2. Commit words, with location, of a striking verse, 2:8.
3. In how many days did they begin to work after the first appeal was made?
4. What length of time do the four prophecies cover?
5. What statement is accepted by many as a prophecy of Christ? Use the marginal reading.
6. By what two terms is Haggai called?
7. What word does Haggai use, and how many times, to set the people to thinking?
8. By what expression is God most frequently described?
9. Why, possibly, was no prophet sent to Nehemiah?
10. Give an appropriate title to Haggai.
I. The Visions of Chapters 1 to 6:
Record and commit, with chapter location.
II. The Striking Phrases and Verses:
Commit and locate the following:
"Apple of the eye."
Give meaning. State what other books of the Bible contain the phrase.
"Prisoners of Hope."
"Who hath despised the day of small things?"
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts."
"Wounded in the house of my friends."
(Use concordance in finding location.)
III. The Prophecies of Christ:
Give the four names by which the Christ is described. See 3:8, 9:9, 13:7.
Name four events in Christ's life prophesied in the following verses: 9:9, 11:12, 13:1, 13:7.
IV. General Questions.
1. Compare the beginning of Zechariah's prophecy with that of Haggai in point of time.
2. Which of the major prophets and which of the minor prophets does Zechariah resemble most?
3. By what name is Satan described in Chapter 3, and what other Bible writers use the same description?
4. Name three general encouragements given by the prophet to Zerubbabel in Chapter 4 to rebuild the temple.
5. Record the cities prophesied against in Chapter 9.
V. Questions on Chapter 14:
1. Of what is this a prophetic picture? Verse 9.
2. Name the facts about the capture of Jerusalem. Verses 2 and 3.
3. Name the three strange happenings in nature. Verses 4 to 8.
4. Name final result. Verse 11.
5. Name the two plagues to be visited.
6. What one of the feasts is to be kept and why?
7. Give words and meaning of the placard in verse 20.