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 10:10, The Levite Brethren

In our reading we will be doing on this next verse, 10, The Hebrew Bible and The King James uses the word brethren for the five brothers used in The American King James.

So lets read the verse, from The American King James Version,

V10 And their brothers, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan,

And from Strong's, The Hebrew, The numbers, and the pronouncements:

וַאֲחֵיהֶ֑ם__va·'a·chei·hem__251_their brothers
קְלִיטָ֖א__ke·li·ta ______7042__Kelita

Now lets break down the meaning from The New Strong's Expanded, Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible.

The first Hebrew name Shebaniah, שְׁבַנְיָ֧ה, she·van·yah, sheb-an-yaw'-hoo, from Strong's #7645, Shebaniah or Shbanyahuw is the same as Strong's #7644, Shebna, from an un-used root meaning to grow, growth and with Strong's #3050, Yahh, Jah, from Strong's #3068, Yhovah, yeh-ho-vaw', from Strong's #1961, The Tetragrammation YHVH, Jewish National Name of G-d. So, for Shebaniah we have the meaning; growing with G-d.

The next Hebrew name is Hodijah, הֹֽודִיָּ֛ה, from Strong's #1941, ho-v-di-yah', from Strong's #1935, howd, hode, from an unused root, grandeur, glory, honor, majesty, superior power, dignity, splendor, together with Strong's #3050, Yahh, Jah, Hodiah. ho-di'-a, ho-di'-ja, hodhiyah. So this name means in Hebrew; splendor of Yah.

The third Hebrew name is Kelita, ,קְלִיטָ֖א , from Strong's #7042, Qliyta', kel-ee-taw', ke·li·ta, from Strong's #7038, qalat, kaw-lat', a primitive root, to maim, lacking in his body parts, Kelita, kel'-i-ta, ke-li'-ta, qe-li-ta'; a dwarf.

The fourth Hebrew name is Pelaiah, פְּלָאיָ֥ה, from Strong's #6411, pel-aw-yaw', pe·la·yah, from Strong's #6381, pala, paw-law', a primitive root, to separate, to distinguish to be great, wondrous, marvelous, a verb to be marvelous, to be extraordinary; This word is used in Genesis 18:14 anything too hard for The L-rd?... and and from Strong's 3050, Yahh, Jaw, Pelaiah. So this Hebrew name would mean, G-d is marvelous.

The fifth Hebrew name is Hanan, חָנָֽן׃, from Strong's #2605, khaw-nawn', cha·nan, compare from Strong's #2603, khaw-nan', a primitive root, to bend of to stoop, to implore, to be graceious, mercyful, from Strong's 2583, chanah, Khaw-naw', a primitive root, to pitch a tent, to encamp, slanting rays, decline, abide, dwelt, rested, grows to an end, Hanan. So this Hebre name has several different meanings.