When our gates are consumed by fire

Nehemiah at the burned gates

The book of Nehemiah commences with a meeting between Nehemiah and Hanani.  Hanani was one of Nehemiah’s brethren, and had recently arrived from Jerusalem.  Nehemiah asks him for a report on the city and the Jews that remained there.  Hanani has nothing by the way of good news, and reports that: “The remnant that are … Read more