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 10:8, Some More Leaders Names

We have three more Hebrew names to study in our verse and all of them are Priests.

From The American King James Version, Nehemiah 10:8,

V8 Maaziah, Bilgai, Shemaiah: these were the priests.

The first name is Maaziah, from Strong's #4590, Maazyah or Maazyahu, מַעַזְיָה, mah-az-yaw', Maaziah, word origin is of uncertain derivation, the name of two Israelite Priests. Ma.azyahuw {mah-az-yaw'-hoo}; probably from uwz, Strong's #5756, ooz, strong, in the sense of protection, to save by flight, to gather, gather, to retire. and Yahh, Strong's #3050, Yah, Jah, The Sacred Name, The L-rd, meaning of Maaziah: The rescue of Jah, Maazjah, the name of two Israelites: Maaziah.

The second Hebrew Priest name is Bilgai, from Strong's #1084, Bilgay, בִּלְגַּי, bil-gah'-ee, Bilgay, bil-gay, Bilgai, means distant, word origin is from balag, from Strong's #1082, בָּלַג, baw-lag', a primitive root to break off or to break off or to loose, in a favorable or unfavorable sense, to desist from grief or invade with destruction, to comfort, strength, strengthen, the name of an Israelite Priest.

The third Hebrew name is Shemaiah, from Strong's #8098, Shemayah or Shemayahu, "Yah hears," the name of a number of Israelites, שְׁמַעְיָה, shem-aw-yaw', Shemaiah, word origin, from shama, Strong'#8085, shaw-mah', a short definition: attentively, the word origin is a primitive root, the definition means to hear; Word usage, to announce (2), announced (3), announces (3), completely (1), comprehends (1), diligently (1), discern (1), disregarded* (1), gave heed (2), give earnest heed (1), given heed (2), to hear (270), heard (363), heard for certain (1), hearing (5), hears (33), heed (5), heeded (2), indeed obey (1), keep on listening (1), listen (226), listen attentively (1), listen carefully (3), listen closely (1), listen obediently (2), listened (52), listening (12), listens (7), loud-sounding (3), made a proclamation (1), make his heard (1), make their heard (1), make them known (1), make themselves heard (1), make your heard (1), obedient (1), obey (32), obey* (14), obeyed (21), obeyed* (5), obeying (6), obeys (1), overheard (1), pay heed (1), proclaim (15), proclaimed (6), proclaims (1), reported (3), sang (1), show (1), sound (2), sound* (1), sounded (1), summon (2), summoned (2), surely hear (1), surely heard (1), truly obey (1), understand (7), understanding (1), understood (1), witness (1) and Yah from Strong's #3050, definition; Yah hears; Or Shmamyahuw, shem-aw-yaw'-hoo; from shama' and Yahh; Jah has heard; Shemajah, the name of twenty-five Israelites and Shemaiah, the name of a number of Israelites.

There we have three more Hebrew names and their meaning from Strongs.