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 10:14, And The Leadership

Starting with our verse 14, we will now be reading the names of The Leadership of Judah who signed The Covenant as a seal and binding themselves to walk in G-d's Laws according to all that is written there in.

From The Word of G-d, The King James Version, Nehemiah 10:14,

V14 The chief of the people; Parosh, Pahathmoab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani,

The first Hebrew name is Parosh, from Strong's #6551, פַּרְעֹשׁ, par-oshe', a flea(as an isolated insect), the same as Strong's #6550. Parosh, the name of four Israelites.

The second Hebrew name is Pahathmoab, from Strong's #6355, פַּ֫חַת, pakh'-ath, a postexilic name, the same as Strong's #6354, apparently from an un-used root, to dig; a pit, especially for catching animals, a hole, a snare, and Moab, from Strong's #4124, מוֹאָב, Mo-awb, an incestuous son of Lot; his territory and his descendants. Transliteration: Pachath Moab, From The Pit of Moab.
Phonetic Spelling: pakh'-ath mo-awb'.

The third Hebrew name is Elam(Owlam), a son of Shem, also his descendants and referring to their country of origin in Western Persia bordering on Iraq, from Strong's #5867, עֵילָם, ay-lawm' or o-lawm, probably from Strong's #5956, alam, עָלַם, aw-lam', a primitive root, to veil from sight, i.e. to conceal literally or figuratively, to hide, blind, hidden, secret, secret things.

The fourth Hebrew name is Zatthu, from Strong's #2240, זַתּוּא, zat-too', of uncertain derivation; Zattu, an Israelite.

The fifth Hebrew name is Bani, from Strong's #1157, בָּנִי, baw-nee', the name of several Israelites, from Strong's #1129, a primary root, to build, to besieged, builders, building, builds, built, construct, constructed, fashioned, fortified, fortifyin, have children, made, obtain children, rebuild, rebuilding, rebuilt, rebuilt, restored, set, surely built.

So some of The Hebrew meaning for Bani was to begin to build, to obtain children, to make repairs, to set up, and surely.