NEHEMIAH, book ofThis book is closely linked to the book of Ezra. God calls Nehemiah to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the city walls. He is a cupbearer for King Artaxerxes. This king had a compassionate heart for the Jewish people and was generous in allowing some of the people back to the city; he also gave back much of the temple treasury. The book was written around 446 BC and is mainly a testimony of Nehemiah's work and service for God and for the people at Jerusalem.