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 10:11, And More Brethren Who Signed

In our reading of our verse from Nehemiah, we will read the names of some more Levite Brethren who signed(sealed) The Covenant with their names.

But before we do this study of The Hebrew Names, I would like to give some Hebrew meaning to The Covenant which we are reading the names of the signers from.

This signing is a very distinct way of showing each others personal responsibility by signifying that each person was in agreement with all of the others and also before G-d, when they did the signing of Original The Covenant from Ezra's Leadership.

This was about commitment to doing what G-d had required them to do in Repentance of their sin and with their confession of the sins with their mouth unto G-d and to the following of His Ways, which were penned down that we read from in Chapter 9 of Nehemiah.

The generations of Jews who would read the signers words, would know the dedication and the purpose that each signer had towards the commitment of The Statutes(choq[choak]). From Strong's #2706, choq,that were set down permanently by a Scribe with a pen to The Scroll. The words of and their willingness to do what G-d required of them, as they read each of the names for themselves.

From biblos. com, Strong's Hebrew #2706, a noun: something prescribed as food or something owed to someone, a statute, as a verb: to cut in two, to determine, to decree.

Original Word: חֹק
Transliteration: choq, khoke
Phonetic Spelling: (khoke)
Short Definition: appointed, something prescribed or owed, a statute

NASB Word Usage
allotment (5), boundaries (1), boundary (2), conditions (1), custom (1), decree (5), due (5), fixed order (1), limit (2), limits (1), measure (1), necessary food (1), ordinance (4), portion (3), portions (1), prescribed portion (1), rations (1), required amount (1), resolves (1), statute (9), statutes (79), thing...due (1), what is appointed (1).

Word Origin: chaqaq, חָקַק, from Strong's #2710, chaqaq, khaw-kak', a primitive root,

to cut in, inscribe, decree

NASB Word Usage:
carve (1), commanders (2), decree (1), decreed (1), enact (1), inscribe (2), inscribed (3), lawgiver (1), marked (1), portrayed (1), ruler's (1), ruler's staff (1), scepter (3).

So, now let us read The Hebrew names from Nehemiah 10:11, from The King James Version,

V11, Micha, Rehob, Hashabiah,

מִיכָ֥א__mi·cha__Strong's #4316__Mica
רְחֹ֖וב__re·cho·vv__Strong's #7340__Rehob
חֲשַׁבְיָֽה׃__cha·shav·yah__Strong's #2811__Hashabiah

The first Hebrew name is; Micha, Myika, may-kew', from Strong's #4316, Miyka'; a variant of Strong's #4318, Mica, Micah, an abbreviated form of Strong's #4320, Micah, Micaiah, Michah; from Miykayah, me-kaw'-yaw, from Strong's #4310 and Strong's #3588 and Strong's #3050, who is like Jaw? Who is like G-d: Similar names; Micajah, Micah, Michajah, Michaiah.

The second Hebrew name is; Rehob, רְחֹ֖וב, re·cho·vv, from Strong's #7340, Rehob, Rchob, rekh-obe', or Rechowb, rekh-obe', the name of a place in Syria, from Strong's #4339, rchowb, a broad place, broad streets, a town square, or on an avenue near the town gate.

The last Hebrew name is Hashabiah; חֲשַׁבְיָֽה׃, cha·shav·yah, from Strong's #2811, Hashabiah, Chashabyah, khash-ab-yaw, or Chashabyahaw, khash-ab-yaw'-hoo, from Strong's #2803,and from Strong's #3050, Jah,

There, we now have three more Hebrew names and an idea of the meanings behind the names.