Where Is the Wall That Nehemiah Repaired on a Map of Israel?


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The wall that Nehemiah repaired is located in Jerusalem, Israel near the Valley of Hinnom. Known as the Walls of Jerusalem, they were originally built as a defensive measure to protect the city against intrusions.

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Nehemiah was an official in the Persian court of King Artaxerxes and led the repair of the walls of Jerusalem in 445 B.C. following Israel's return from captivity in Babylon. His purpose was to rebuild the city and its fortifications, which suffered significant damage during Israel’s captivity. Due to the constant threat of further incursion and opposition to his work, Nehemiah oversaw the complete repair of the wall in just 52 days. Nehemiah's story is chronicled in the books of Nehemiah and Ezra.

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