governor of Jerusalem who rebuilt the city
walls after the exile.
Nehemiah rebuilt the
walls of Jerusalem
section of Jerusalem's wall
Nehemiah was the
cupbearer to the King Artaxerxes of Persia. Hearing of the ruined condition
of Jerusalem, he prayed and then asked
Artaxerxes to send him to Jerusalem as the governor. His request was granted.
He organized the Jews, rebuilt the city walls, and reinstated religious
observances of the Jewish law. The story of Nehemiah is related in the
books of Nehemiah
2:1-20 - Goes to Jerusalem