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 10:12, Some More Levite Brethren

In our reading this time we have three more Hebrew Names of those who signed The Covenant. Let us now read the nex verse of Nehemiah 10, from The King James Bible,

V12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

And from http://biblos.com/nehemiah/10-12.htm Text Analysis from The New Strong's Concordance with Hebrew Understanding by Numbers,

Zaccur, זַכּ֥וּר, zak·kur, Strong's #2139, Zaccur
Sherebiah, שֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֖ה, she·re·ve·yah, Strong's #8274, Sherebiah
Shebaniah, שְׁבַנְיָֽה׃, she·van·yah, Strong's #7645, Shebaniah

Our first Hebrew Name is Zaccur. Zakkauwr, זַכּ֥וּר, from Strong's #2139, zaw-koor', mindful. From Strong's #2142, zakar, zaw-kar', a primitive root, to be remembered or mentioned, to be male, also as a demon. From Strong's #2145, zakar, zaw-kawr', remembered, i.e. a male of any animal species including human as being a most noteworthy sex, a male child, mankind, him.

Zakar, as a noun, means male, it emphasizes maleness as over against femaleness. It focuses on the sex of one so named. Usage: Thus, G-d Created man in His Own Image, in The Image of G-d Created He him; male and female created He them. from Genesis1:27 and is used in Leviticus 12:7 and also Judges 21:11, with a singular word form but with a plural ending to it.

Zakar, as a adjective, means male; Number of all male firstborn of Israel from a month old upward... from Numbers 3:40. As a male child is born unto thee; making him very glad... from Jeremiah 20:15.

Strong's #2142, zakar, NASB Word Usage
been mindful (1), boast (1), bring my to remembrance (1), bringing to mind (1), brings to remembrance (1), burns (1), call to mind (1), celebrate (1), certainly still remember (1), come to remembrance (1), confess (1), consider (2), extol (1), invoke (1), invoked (1), keep (1), make mention (2), mention (4), mentioned (5), mentioning (1), mindful (1), named* (1), preserve (1), put me in remembrance (1), recorder (9), remember (132), remembered (42), remembering (1), remembers (4), remind (1), reminder (1), report (1), surely my remembers (1), take thought (1), well remember (1).

So we have Zaccur, which means in Hebrew; he is mindful and the man's name comes with a plural ending, somewhat like The English usage of the word sheep has several meaning for one or many but doesn't have the male overview.

The next Hebrew Name is Sherebiah. From Strong's #8274, Sherebyah, שֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֖ה, shay-rayb-yaw', from Strong's #8273, sharab, shaw-rawb', from an used root meaning, to glare, quivering glow of air, especially the mirage: heat, parched ground and together with Strong's #3050; Yahh, yaw a construct for Strong's #3068, Jah, The Sacred Name of G-d, JAH, The L-RD most vehement, compared to names ending in ...iah, ...jah, Yhovah yeh-ho-vaw', The self Existent or Eternal, Jehovah, Jewish National name for G-d. The Tetragrammation YHVH, The Divine Name YHVH, from Strong's #1961, hayah, haw-yaw' a primitive root to exist, to be or to become, to come to pass and always emphatic and not a mere copula of auxiliary, = beacon, altogether, to come, accomplished commit, to break, to come to pass, do faint, Hayah means to become, I am, Yahway, The Divine control of all things. compared to Strong's #1933, hava', havah, haw-vaw' a primitive root to breath; to be, shall be, may be, hath, hav-aw'.

So we have a Hebrew name Sherebiah that means: Jah(G-d) has brought heat.

The third Hebrew Name is Shebaniah, from Strong's #7645, Shbanyah, sheb-an-yaw', Shbanyahuw, sheb-an-yaw', from Strong's #7644, Shebna', sheb-naw' or Shebnah, sheb-naw', from an unused root mean, to grow, growth and Strong's #3050, Jah, G-d, YHVH, THE L-RD, YHVH, The Divine Name of G-d.

So the name Shebaniah in Hebrew means G-d has grown or prospered, Shebaniah.

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