Detailed outline of the Book of Nehemiah – First and Second Administration

Nehemiah’s First Administration (chs. 1–12) Nehemiah’s Response to the Situation in Jerusalem (ch. 1) News of the plight of Jerusalem (1:1–4) Nehemiah’s prayer (1:5–11) Nehemiah’s Journey to Jerusalem (2:1–10) The king’s permission (2:1–8) The journey itself (2:9–10) Nehemiah’s First Actions upon Arrival (2:11–20) His nocturnal inspection of the walls (2:11–16) His exhortation to rebuild