The first mission of Nehemiah, from the twentieth year of Artaxerxes I, lasted from the spring (Neh 2, 1
) of 445 B.C. until 433 B.C. (Neh 5, 14
). It is recounted in Neh 1, 1–6, 15; 12, 27–43; 6, 16–7, 5; 11, 1–21
, which may be read in that order.
Cupbearer to the king: an important official in the royal household. Because Nehemiah could appear in the queen's presence
(Neh 2, 6
), it is commonly presumed that he was a eunuch; but this is not necessarily so.
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