This brief analysis of the prayer’s structure could be reinforced with many details regarding the repetition of key words and phrases and other similar devices. For a more detailed treatment, see my Ezra, Nehemiah (Waco: Word Books, 1985), pp. 300–319, and “Structure and Historiography in Nehemiah 9, ” in Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Panel Sessions; Bible Studies and Ancient Near East, ed. D. Assaf (1988), pp. 117–131.