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The answer I recall hearing from a lecture by Rabbi Hayyim Angel is essentially that Sefer Ezra ends on a downer. Nechemiah comes back to see all of the work that he and Ezra performed; removing intermarriage, establishing the temple, bringing the people back to service of God, were slowly being eroded. The book of Divrei HaYamim ends on a much more positive ...


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I think that it makes more sense that a hora'as sha'ah must come from Hashem, because what is special about a Navi that allows him to decide on his own? In this case, Nechemiah already knew that there were people trying to discourage him from rebuilding Jerusalem, so he was suspicious of these so-called prophets. He reasoned that it is much more likely that ...


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