Episode notes

As we near the end of the book of Nehemiah, Nehemiah once again gives a list of who is around. Recording who has come to do the work, who has stuck around through the internal and external conflicts, and who exactly has decided to give themselves to this community is an important part of this book. Here near the end though not only is the variety of the community highlighted, but the fact that what unites this people is that they are a community of thanks. They are a community that gives thanks to God, which is to say that they are a community of worship and praise!