By ann summers
The travails of Prexy Nehemiah Dennison are many, but his minions certainly built enough roads to Moscow during the election, and his golf-day yesterday with Sean Hannity brought perhaps more advice about spinning more southern border wall nonsense on Easter, no less. He’s a busy guy, what with the legacy of Nehemiah.
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Nehemiah is blamed by the Rabbis for his seemingly boastful expression, “Think upon me, my God, for good” (Neh. v. 19, xiii. 31), and for his disparagement of his predecessors (ib. v. 15), among whom was Daniel.
In the 20th year of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, (445/444 BC), Nehemiah was cup-bearer to the king. Learning that the remnant of Jews in Judah were in distress and that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, he asked the king for permission to return and rebuild the city. Artaxerxes sent him to Judah as governor of the province with a mission to rebuild, letters explaining his support for the venture, and provision for timber from the king’s forest.
POTUS walked slowly into church, stopping to wave to assembled press. He answered one question from the pool about DACA:
Q: mr. President, what did you mean by no DACA deal?
A: Mexico has got to help us at the border. If theyre not going to help us at the border, its a very sad thing. Mexico has got help us at the border. And a lot of people are coming in because they want to take advantage of DACA. And were going to have to really see. They had a great chance, the Democrats blew it. They had a great, great chance. But well have to take a look. But Mexico has got to help us at the border. They flow right through Mexico. They send them into the United States. Cant happen that way anymore.
At his own request Nehemiah is sent to Jerusalem as governor of Yehud, the official Persian name for Judah. Jerusalem had been conquered and destroyed by the Babylonians in 586 BC and Nehemiah finds it still in ruins.
His task is to rebuild the walls and to re-populate the city. He faces opposition from three powerful neighbours, the Samaritans, the Ammonites, and the Arabs, as well as the city of Ashdod, but manages to rebuild the walls.
Once there, Nehemiah defied the opposition of Judah’s enemies on all sides—Samaritans, Ammonites, Arabs and Philistines—and rebuilt the walls within 52 days, from the Sheep Gate in the North, the Hananeel Tower at the North West corner, the Fish Gate in the West, the Furnaces Tower at the Temple Mount’s South West corner, the Dung Gate in the South, the East Gate and the gate beneath the Golden Gate in the East.
He then purifies the Jewish community by enforcing its segregation from its neighbours and enforces the laws of Moses.
“This is a Trump Wall!” he announced. “This is a real wall”
He added that, much like the Great Wall of China, which was built 2,000 years ago and covered a length of 13,000 miles, his wall will “be a wall that you can’t get over with a ladder from Home Depot.” conservativetribune.com/…
“Mexico is going to pay,” Trump explained in a later part of his speech. “When you have Trump negotiating for you, they will pay 100 percent.”
The name Sha’ar Ha’ashpot appears in the Book of Nehemiah 2:13-14. It is probably named after the residue that was taken from the Jewish Temple into the Valley of Hinnom, where it was burned. This ancient “Dung Gate” may not have been in the same location as the 16th-century gate, which only received this name in the 19th century.
“The station, which will be built inside the walls of the Old City, will drop off passengers near the Dung Gate, which leads straight to the Western Wall”
CNN: “Jerusalem has named a train station for Donald Trump, at the Old City’s Dung Gate.”