Nehemiah Chapter 10, Records The Covenant of Faith and Those Who Committed to Follow The Torah

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In this Chapter of Nehemiah we will read about all of those who by Faith chose to follow all of what The Torah Teaches. The Laws, that were neglected and they gave their pledge to walk in them and uphold all of them. The Spirit of Repentance(Teshuvah) follows with the resolve of Nehemiah The Governor, Zedekiah and The People, to Change their old ways of neglect, and Renew their Spiritual Connection to The Holy Land.

First there is a list of 83 signatories of The Covenant of Faith(The Bris Amanah) with a seal. The Temple tax is established as one-third shekel because of the economy, down from Exodus 20:13-14 of one-half shekel, which was the same later is in New Testament Times.

It brings up The Oath, Intermarriage and The Sabbath. The Mitzvos, The Wood Offerings, The Firstborn, The First of Your Dough(Challah) and The First Fruits(Terumah) and Tithing.

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Nehemiah 10:1 Those Who Signed or Cut The Covenant With G-d

This will be the first verse of Nehemiah Chapter 10, in The King James Bible, but also the second verse of Nechemiah Chapter 10 from The Tenakh, JPS. It will list the signatures of those who were in Leadership and agreed together to follow G-d's Ways listed in The Torah.

Remember The Covenant was signed by first; Cutting The Sacrificed animal in two pieces, and second; All who agree with The Covenant would walked between the two pieces of the animal on the ground.

I'm going to do this same concept again that I did earlier with pointing out some of The Jewish meaning behind each name that has information available to us from different records in our History of The Jews and from Strong's Concordance, The Lockman Foundation.

Let us now read the first verse of Nehemiah 10, from The King James Bible,

V1 Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah, The Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,

We have four different Hebrew names in this first verse with Nehemiah at The Top as Governor(Tirshatha).

Lets break down the first name that is in Hebrew which is Nehemiah, נְחֶמְיָ֧ה ne·chem·yah, from Strong's #5166, is a consolidation of Jah and Nechemjah, from Strong's #5162, nacham, naw-kham', a prim root, to breath strongly, to be sorry, to pity, to console, to avenge oneself, comfort, to repent.

Lets break down the second name that is in Hebrew which follows Nehemiah and that is HaTirshatha, The Governor, הַתִּרְשָׁ֛תָא, spelled in Hebrew, chet, tav, resh, shin, tav, alph, pronounced hat·tir·sha·ta, from Strong's #8660, teer-shaw-thaw',The Governor, the title of a Persian Deputy or Governor.

The third name in Hebrew is HaChaliah, חֲכַלְיָ֖ה, cha·chal·yah, from Strong's #2446, of Hacaliah, from base Strong's #2447, chakliyl, khak-leel', from and unused root to be dark; the flashing of the eyes, in a good sense, brilliant, as stimulated by wine, red, and Strong's #3050, YaHH, Yaw; a contr. for Strong's #3068, Jah, The Sacred Name: JAH, The L-rd, The Self-Existent or Eternal, G-d, Yehovah, Yehvah, The Tetragrammation YHVH, Adonay, The G-d of your fathers, The G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob hath sent Me, This is My Name Forever. I Am Who I Am, and from Strong's #3069, Yhovah, Yeh-ho-vaw', Yeh-ho-vee. So this name, Hachaliah, is a construct of The Hebrew G-d and means something like; Brilliant Eyes of G-d and dark red like wine in color.

And the last name in Hebrew is Zidkijah, וְצִדְקִיָּֽה׃, ve·tzid·ki·yah, from Strong's #6667, Tsidqiyahuw, tsid-kee-yaw'-hoo, or Tsidqiyah, tsid-kee-yah', from Strong's #6664, and Strong's #3050, Tsedeq, a masculine noun from Strong's #6666 and #6663, which means faithful, righteous, just, Justice in conformity, the judicial process, to pursue righteousness, and Zedekiah. So this name is a combination of the many different things G-d requires of us as to follow Him in righteousness.