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Jewish history recognizes Nehemiah as one of the founding fathers of the Second Commonwealth, when the Second Temple stood in Jerusalem. A statesman, politician, and lay religious administrator, Nehemiah aimed to strengthen national security, foster diplomatic relations with neighboring states, and establish social and religious order in the ancient Jewish society.

In Nehemiah: Statesman and Sage, Dr. Dov S. Zakheim, a former senior official in the US government, examines the life of the biblical figure through the lens of modern experience. Dr. Zakheim mines the biblical Book of Nehemiah to present a political biography of a man who rose to the highest levels of the Persian court, dedicating his life to the welfare of the Jewish people. Utilizing a unique collection of traditional and scholarly sources, Dr. Zakheim reveals how Nehemiah confronted fundamental issues of his day, highlighting lessons for policy-makers today.

NOTE: This resource is written from an orthodox Jewish perspective. The reader should read with discernment. DPH believes that students of the scripture will benefit from the insights provided by Jewish writers even when those writers take positions that may be different than the Christian approach.

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Dov S. Zakheim

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim was Under Secretary of Defense (2001–2004) and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (1985–87) of the United States. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a D.Phil. from St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and received rabbinic ordination from the Gaon Rabbi Shmuel Walkin. A three-time recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest civilian award, he is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He lectures internationally on American national security issues, Jewish history, and topics in Halakha.

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