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 (2:17–18) His response to opposition (2:19–20) List of the Builders of the Wall (ch. 3) The northern section (3:1–7) The western section (3:8–13) The southern section (3:14) The eastern section (3:15–32) Opposition to Rebuilding the Wall (ch. 4) The derision of Sanballat and Tobiah (4:1–5) The threat of attack (4:6–15) Rebuilding the wall (4:16–23) Social and Economic Problems (ch. 5) The complaints of the poor (5:1–5) The cancellation of debts