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

beemanlee's picture

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.

beemanlee's picture

Nehemiah 10:7, More Hebrew Names Who Signed The Covenant

Let us look at now at verse 7 and see what the next group of Hebrew names mean. from The King James

V7 Meshullam, Abijah, Mijamin,
Neh 10:7 (KJV)

V7 Meshullam, H4918, Abijah, H29, Mijamin, H4326,
Neh 10:7 (KJV)
From Strong's Numbers, Nehemiah 10:7, from

The first Hebrew name, Meshullam, מְשֻׁלָּ֥ם, me·shul·lam, mesh-ool-lawm', from Strong's #4918, allied, the name of seventeen Israelites, from shalem, Strong's # 7999, שָׁלַם, shalam, shaw-lam', to be safe, to be friendly, to reciprocate (in various applications), to be at peace, to make amends, to make an end, finish, full, give again, make good, to re-pay again, to make or to be at peace, or be peace-able, that is perfect, perform, to prosper, or prosperous, recompense, render, requite, make restitution, restore, reward

The second Hebrew name, Abijah, אֲבִיָּ֖ה, a·vi·yah, ab-ee-yaw', an Israelite mans name, an Israelitesses, Abijah, Abiah, Abia, from Strong's #29, Abijah or Abiyahuw, ab-ee-yaw hoo', from Yah is my father, a worshiper of Jah, or a worshiper of G-d and from ab, Strong's #1, אֲבִ, awb, a clan, a tribe, a dynasty, a father, a grandfather, a forefather, an ancestor, always a man and never an animal, and from Yah, strong's #3050, יָהּ, Yahh, yaw, Jah, The Sacred Name, The L-rd, most vehement, comparison to names ending in -iah, -jah. A construct from Strong's 3068, Yhovah, יְהֹוָה, YHVH, yeh-ho-vaw', Yehwah, L-rd, Jehovah, Yahweh, Yehovah, Jahweh, The Tetragrammation of G-d's Name,
Adoni, Adonay, The Devine Name of G-d, His Personal Name in relation to His Chosen People The Hebrews from Genesis 2:4, "These are the generations of the heavens and of earth when they were created, in the day that The L-rd G-d made the earth and the heavens". Adam knew Him by this Covenanted Name from the beginning, The L-rd. Enos as well knew Him by this same Name. From Strong's #1961, הָיָה, hayah, haw-yaw, to become, to exist, to come to pass, a beacon, altogether, accomplished, committed like, The Self-Existent, The Eternal, I AM that I Am.

The third Hebrew name, Mijamin, מִיָּמִֽן, mi·ya·min, from Strong's #4326, the name of several Israelites, of uncertain derivation from Strong's #4509, מִנְיָמִין, Minyamin, min-yaw-meen', Miniamin, from the right hand, from Strong's #4480, מִן, min, minni or minne, min, above, and from Strong's #3225, יָמִין, yamin, yaw-meen', right, hand, side, leg, eye, from the right side. Locally The South, the stronger, the more dexterous, left handed body parts, G-d Strengthens him, G-d will help thee, when Scripture anthropomorphically is attributing to G-d human body parts on the right side from Exodus 15:6, a direction to the right or a location to the right side, a direction towards, a thigh of the right hand from Judges 3:16.

There we now have three more Hebrew names of understanding.