The Book of Nehemiah is a book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament. It tells the story of Nehemiah, a Jewish official in the Persian court, who is appointed by the Persian King Artaxerxes to lead the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem and the restoration of the Jewish community in the land of Israel.
The book begins with the story of Nehemiah's prayer and request to the king to allow him to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the walls. It includes the story of the rebuilding of the walls, as well as the reforms and reforms implemented by Nehemiah to restore the community to obedience to God's law.
Key figures in the book of Nehemiah include Nehemiah, Artaxerxes, and the Persian officials who supported the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. The book also mentions various other individuals, such as the priests and the Levites, who played a role in the rebuilding and restoration of the community. The book also includes stories of opposition and conflict with the neighboring peoples, such as the Samaritans, who opposed the rebuilding of the walls.