At a time in judah’s history, the Persian empire dominated the entire near eastern world . It’s administration of Judah, although done with loose hands was mindful of disruptions or any signs of rebellion . Rebuilding the walls of conquered cities posed the most glaring threat to the Persian Central administration. Only a close confidant of the king himself could be trusted for such an Operation . At the most critical time in Judah’s revitalization God raised up Nehemiah to exercise one of the most trusted roles in the empire to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.