A few years back I read the Book of Nehemiah in the Bible. Now that I am studying Gnosis and Kabbalah the Book came into my consciousness. So I read it again.
I identified 12 Gates and have been wondering if this Book is code for the Tree of Life. The Gates are: Valley and Dung Gates (2:13); Fountain Gate (2:14); Sheep Gate (3:2); Fish Gate (3:3); Old Gate (3:6); Horse Gate (3:28); East Gate (3:29); Muster Gate (3:31); Gate of Ephraim (8:16); and Gate of the Guard (12:39).
"And the King said...(the queen sitting beside him)" (2:6). I wondered if they refer to Ain and Ain Soph (I may just be too presumptuous, but I am wondering out loud to you!)
Nehemiah asked the King for "...letters [to] be given [him] to the governors of the providence Beyong the River, that they may let [him] pass through until [he comes] to Judah." (2:7). Are the letters the 22 Hebrew letters as keys on the Paths? Who are the governors--Gods, Archangels? And to which aspect of the Tree is Asaph, "...the keeper of the king's forest..."? (2:8).
My imagination might just be getting away from me, and I might be way off base. So I thought it best to seek your help!
Do you have any material on the Book of Nehemiah that I can study?
Please note that all references are from The Catholic Bible.
Thank you for your assistance and for your service!