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 10:15, More Leadership Who Signed The Covenant

In our verse 15, we will study the Hebrew Meanings of the next group of The Leaders of Judah.

From The King James Version of Nehemiah 10:15,

V15 Bunni, Azgad, Bebai,

The first Hebrew name is Bunni, from Strong's #1138, בֻּנִּי, boon-nee' or Buwniy, boo-nee', Bunni; from Strong's #1129, banah, בָּנָה, baw-naw', to build, the name of several Israelites, Bunni or Buni.

So Bunni means to build up or one who builds up.

The second Hebrew name is Azgad, from Strong's #5803, עַזְגָּד, az-gawd', from Strong's #5794, עָז, az, fierce and from Strong's #1409, gad, גָּד, gawd, fortune, good fortune, a troop, an Israelite name.

So Azgad means Gad is a mighty(fierce) troop.

The third Hebrew name is Bebai, Bebay, from Strong's #893, בֵּבָי, bay-bah'ee, Bebay, probably of foreign origin, an Israelite.

So this Hebrew name has a foreign origin to it and probably was picked up at some point in The Diaspora. I suppose we could go further and look at some of The Places where The Jews were taken early on to study this name more if we so desired to do.

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