Nehemiah 7

Nehemiah appoints guards for the gates and establishes genealogical records for citizenship and service.

  • Why were Hanani and Hananiah put in charge?
  • In light of the adversaries, newly built walls and ordering of the priesthood, why would establishing genealogies be important?
  • Note verse 65—the point of this is that lacking written evidence, these individuals would be excluded until God told them otherwise via the Urim and Thummim.