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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Brother Jacob, Welcome and Yes to Your Quest

Jacob,

This will take you to the node where you can look at each chapter we have discussed in past studies and you are welcome to read and comment on what ever pace you want to follow.

http://www.ccel.org/node/5430 The Minor Prophets thread

http://www.ccel.org/node/5826 Nehemiah Chapter 1 thread

Probably what you see is just names and it does seem boring to some.

But on the other hand, most of those in the study come from many different backgrounds which are very different from The Semitic Roots which come with this Jewish Book of Nehemiah.

As we read the names and I post the Hebrew understanding behind each name we then come to the discovery of a deeper connection to The People that we have been reading about and experiencing the drama that unfolds when they actually practice what is being read about.

Now about this section of Scripture from Nehemiah 10, those who signed The Covenant. I can just skip through it like most studies groups do when it comes to a bunch of names, most blow through them without say to much or even a thing at all. I have chosen to find a deeper meaning of who The People really are and what their given name actually means.

We are given a good portion of Greek understanding in Scripture but I try to teach it from a more Hebrew perspective and find a more meaningful connection to their lives.

So if I can assist you in any way, of for that matter anyone else who has questions or comments, please do speak up. I will try my best to assist in answering your comments from a biblically sound presentation backed up with references that you can also do the same referencing to.

There is a list of the references I like to go to for quick response. But other times we will need to spend more time and follow the direction of G-d's leading as the Scripture will dictate our need.

Thank you again for the question Jacob.

Lee...




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