Restoring the Walls: Reading Nehemiah in a Time of Tenuous Ecclesial Identity

Mark D. Williamson

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 5/1/2019

Paired Article (Face to Face): Restoring the Walls: Reading Nehemiah in a Time of Tenuous Ecclesial Identity

Issue: Walls, Exiles, And Migrations (Vol. 39, No 2, Spring, 2019)

Walls need not only be divisive. The need for healthy boundaries that protect is ever apparent in our culture, as long as such barriers do not needlessly divide. Working off the stories of the rebuilding and blessing of the wall of Jerusalem, the biblical narrative illustrates the way walls can be used for the good of individuals, families, and communities.

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