The ordinary citizens helped yet not the Nobles. Possibly it wasn’t advantageous for them; perhaps they would not like to filthy their hands; possibly they had what they thought were progressively significant activities; possibly they simply need to watch while others took every necessary step. Whatever their explanation they didn’t bolster the work. They didn’t place their shoulders or necks into the work. They didn’t strain particularly to see that the divider was finished.
Tekoa: a town in Judah in the wild, sustained by Rehoboam. It was the home of the prophet Amos. They were a piece of the gathering helping Nehemiah remake the divider.(more…)