Gilbert House Fellowship #226: Neh. 10-13, Psalm 126, Mal. 1

NEHEMIAH DISCOVERED what God had known for centuries (well, since the beginning of time, actually): His people were a stubborn lot.

Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate (1894)

After returning from a visit to the Persian king Artaxerxes to report on the work that had been done in Jerusalem, Nehemiah discovered that the reforms he and Ezra the priest had instituted, a return to the Law given to Moses, had already been forgotten. Jerusalem was open for business on the Sabbath, with people buying, selling, and working through their day of rest.

Worse, Tobiah the Ammonite had exploited a family connection to the priest in charge of the temple storerooms to get a chamber for his own use in the Temple—a room that had previously been used to store temple vessels, frankincense, and tithes of grain, wine, and oil.

We discuss Nehemiah’s response to this, move on to a passionate Psalm about the return to Zion, and then begin our study of the final book of the Bible, Malachi, which may include a veiled prophecy of Islam.


Update: The 2019 SkyWatchTV Wars of the Gods Tour of Israel has added a special visit to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered, where Jim Barfield of the Copper Scroll Project will show us some of the sites where some of the most important religious artifacts in history may be buried.

The tour flies from New York City to Tel Aviv Sunday, May 12, 2019, and returns Thursday, May 23. If you want to extend your trip a few days to join us in Jordan, you’d return Monday, May 27, 2019. For more information, log on to LipkinTours.com — but don’t wait!

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4 Responses to Gilbert House Fellowship #226: Neh. 10-13, Psalm 126, Mal. 1

  1. Brad Blosser

    Dear Gilberts,
    You two can babble all you want.

    My wife and I have enjoyed listening to you both on Sundays, after we come home from church, and on Sci-Friday.

    I love the humor that both of you bring.

    You and rest of Skywatch have become like a family that I never met but wish I could.

    I love the book of Nehemiah. I have had my share of Tobiah and Sanbalat’s in my lifetime.

  2. Sherry Ackerman

    Thank you for sharing the personality of Nehemiah ! That really helps me put the Book of Nehemiah in perspective. “He was a tough dude”. I sincerely appreciate your work ! ! <3

    • derek

      Thank you! It never struck us before that Nehemiah must have been pretty scary—none of those guys said, “Oh, yeah? You and what army?”

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