At this point, Nehemiah and his traveling party had been in Jerusalem for just a few days. They rested for three days, and then Nehemiah wasted no time getting to work. Nothing more is mentioned about the military escort that the king had provided. Maybe they returned to Shushan, or maybe they left to patrol nearby regions of the Persian empire. We don’t know; we’re just not told. I don’t think they stayed with Nehemiah, or else Nehemiah would not have felt it necessary to take some of the precautions we will read about today.
So, open your Bible and join us for part four of this Bible study series on Nehemiah.