In our text today, our fathers dedicate the wall that they have built. After the celebration of the biblical feasts – Trumpets (New Year) and Tabernacles (deliverance through the wilderness) – and after the renewal of covenant with God – things of much greater priority than the wall itself – we get to the dedication of the walls. The people join together in giving public thanks to God for what He did through them, dedicating the wall to His glory.