Obviously, the king was out of town, as Nehemiah's services are not needed until the New Year holiday, April 13 445 BC. e. Within three months, it was possible to weep and wail, fast and pray. In his memoirs, preserved themselves the words of prayer, and they also show us that Nehemiah used prayer only as a prelude to action, and we are not surprised that his prayer ends with the hope that his god will thrive and grant him favor from his lord . In his position of king's cupbearer, who was allowed to serve the women of the royal family, we can conclude that Nehemiah was a eunuch. Despite the well-known ease of speech, in his memoirs largely felt cunning eunuch. At first glance, it was obvious that the letter Tabiila not suitable, since it clearly demanded the abolition of the king's decree, which was unheard of at the court. It requires more covert means. Fearful and trembling (after all, it was a dangerous plan), it is with a sad face appeared before the king at the festival. Artaxerxes sympathetically asked his favorite reason. "May the king live forever" - was the courteous reply. Then, gathering courage, Nehemiah continued, "Why is my face does not express sadness, when the city, where are the graves of my forefathers, is devastated, and its gates consumed the fire?"