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Nehemiah Chapter 7

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Hanani and Hananiah in charge of Jerusalem


7:1 Now it so happened, when the wall was built, and I had installed the doors, and the gatekeepers and the singers and the Levitesלְוִיִּם
/ˈliːvaɪt/ LEE-vyte;romanized: Lǝvīyyīm) or Levi are Jewish males who claim patrilineal descent from the Tribe of Levi. The Tribe of Levi descended from Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah. The surname Halevi, which consists of the Hebrew definite article “ה” Ha- (‘the’) plus Levi (‘Levite’) is not conclusive regarding being a Levite; a titular use of HaLevi indicates being a Levite. The daughter of a Levite is a Bat Levi (Bat being Hebrew for ‘daughter’) For more info click here
were chosen,
7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, be over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
above many.
7:3 And I said to them, Don’t let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot; and while they standing, let them shut
and bar the doors. And appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each one in his own watch, and each one to be across from his house.
7:4 Now the city [was] wide on both hands and great: but the people
in it [were] few , and the houses were not being built.

Registry of the returned


7:5 And my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
put to my heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, so that they might be counted by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of those who came up at the first. And found written in it,
7:6 These are the sons of the province, that went up of the exiles of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Transliteration nᵊḇûḵaḏne’ṣṣar Pronunciation neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar’ Nebuchadnezzar II also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II was the second Neo-Babylonian emperor, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great,[9][10] he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king For more info click here
the king of Babylon had removed, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, each man to his city;
7:7 The ones who came with Zerubbabel, Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
, Nehemiah, Azariahעֲזַרְיָה
‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”
, (or Seraiah) Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the men of Israel was this;
7:8 The sons of Parosh, two thousand one hundred seventy two.
7:9 The sons of Shephatiah, three hundred seventy two.
7:10 The sons of Arah, six hundred fifty two.
7:11 The sons of Pahasmoab, of the sons of Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
and Joab, two thousand and eight hundred eighteen.
7:12 The sons of Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty four.
7:13 The sons of Zattu, eight hundred forty five.
7:14 The sons of Zaccai, seven hundred sixty.
7:15 The sons of Binnui (or Bani), six hundred forty eight.
7:16 The sons of Bebai, six hundred twenty eight.
7:17 The sons of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty two.
7:18 The sons of Adonikam, six hundred sixty seven.
7:19 The sons of Bigvai, two thousand sixty seven.
7:20 The sons of Adin, six hundred fifty five.
7:21 The sons of Ater of Hezekiahחִזְקִיָּהוּ‎
(/ˌhɛzɪˈkaɪ.ə/; romanized: Ḥīzqīyyahū), or Ezekias[c] (born c. 741 BCE, sole ruler c. 716/15–687/86 or 697–642), was the son of Ahaz and the 13th king of Judah
, ninety eight.
7:22 The sons of Hashum, three hundred twenty eight.
7:23 The sons of Bezai, three hundred twenty four.
7:24 The sons of Hariph (or Jorah), one hundred and twelve.
7:25 The sons of Gibeon (or Gibbar), ninety five.
7:26 The men of Bethlehemבֵּית לֶחֶם
/ˈbɛθlɪhɛm/; Bet Leḥem literally “house of bread” or “house of food.”
and Netophah, one hundred eighty eight.
7:27 The men of Anathoth, one hundred twenty eight.
7:28 The men of Bethazmaveth (or Azmaveth) , forty two.
7:29 The men of Kirjathjearim (or Kirjatharim), Chephirah, and Beeroth, seven hundred forty three.
7:30 The men of Ramah and Gaba, six hundred twenty one.
7:31 The men of Michmas, one hundred and twenty two.
7:32 The men of Bethel and Ai, one hundred twenty three.
7:33 The men of the other Nebo, fifty two.
7:34 The sons of the other Elam, a thousand two hundred fifty four.
7:35 The sons of Harim, three hundred twenty.
7:36 The sons of Jericho, three hundred forty five.
7:37 The sons of Lod, Hadid, and Ono, seven hundred twenty one.
7:38 The sons of Senaah, three thousand nine hundred thirty.
7:39 The priests: the sons of Jedaiah, of the house of Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
, nine hundred seventy three.
7:40 The sons of Immer, a thousand fifty two.
7:41 The sons of Pashur, a thousand two hundred forty seven.
7:42 The sons of Harim, a thousand seventeen.
7:43 The Levitesלְוִיִּם
/ˈliːvaɪt/ LEE-vyte;romanized: Lǝvīyyīm) or Levi are Jewish males who claim patrilineal descent from the Tribe of Levi. The Tribe of Levi descended from Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah. The surname Halevi, which consists of the Hebrew definite article “ה” Ha- (‘the’) plus Levi (‘Levite’) is not conclusive regarding being a Levite; a titular use of HaLevi indicates being a Levite. The daughter of a Levite is a Bat Levi (Bat being Hebrew for ‘daughter’) For more info click here
: the sons of Jeshuaיֵשׁוּעַ
romanized: Yēšūaʿ, lit. ‘Yahweh is salvation’) was a common alternative form of the name Yehoshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, romanized: Yəhōšūaʿ, lit. ’Joshua’) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), from which, through the Latin IESVS/Iesus, comes the English spelling Jesus meaning salvation. For more info click here
, of Kadmiel, and of the sons of Hodevah (or Hodaviah or Judah), seventy four.
7:44 The singers: the sons of Asaph, one hundred forty eight.
7:45 The gatekeepers: the sons of Shallumשַׁלּוּם
Šallūm, “retribution”
, the sons of Ater, the sons of Talmon, the sons of Akkub, the sons of Hatita, the sons of Shobai, one hundred thirty eight.
7:46 The Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
: the sons of Ziha, the sons of Hashupha, the sons of Tabbaoth,
7:47 The sons of Keros, the sons of Sia

(0r Siaha), the sons of Padon,
7:48 The sons of Lebana, the sons of Hagaba, the sons of Shalmai (or Shamlai)
,
7:49 The sons of Hanan, the sons of Giddel, the sons of Gahar,
7:50 The sons of Reaiah, the sons of Rezin, the sons of Nekoda,
7:51 The sons of Gazzam, the sons of Uzza, the sons of Phaseah,
7:52 The sons of Besai, the sons of Meunim, the sons of Nephishesim (or Nephusim),
7:53 The sons of Bakbuk, the sons of Hakupha, the sons of Harhur,
7:54 The sons of Bazlith (or Bazluth)
, the sons of Mehida, the sons of Harsha,
7:55 The sons of Barkos, the sons of Sisera, the sons of Tamah,
7:56 The sons of Neziah, the sons of Hatipha.
7:57 The sons of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
‘s servants: the sons of Sotai, the sons of Sophereth, the sons of Perida (or Peruda),
7:58 The sons of Jaala, the sons of Darkon, the sons of Giddel,
7:59 The sons of Shephatiah, the sons of Hattil, the sons of Pochereth of Zebaim, the sons of Amon  .
7:60 All the Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
, and the sons of Solomonשְׁלֹמֹה
His two names mean “peaceful” and “friend of God”, both considered “predictive of the character of his reign Reign 970–931 BCE (hypothesized)For more info click here
‘s servants, were three hundred ninety two.
7:61 And these were they which went up also from Telmelah, Telharesha, Cherub, Addon (or Addan), and Immer: but they could not show their father’s house, or their seed (or pedigree), whether they were of Israel.
7:62 The sons of Delaiah, the sons of Tobiah, the sons of Nekoda, six hundred forty two.
7:63 And of the priests: the sons of Habaiah, the sons of Koz, the sons of Barzillai, which took one of the daughters of Barzillai the Gileadite to wife, and was called after their name.
7:64 These sought their register [among] those that were counted by genealogy, but it was not found: therefore
they were polluted from the priesthood.
7:65 And the governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until
a priest stood up with Urim and Thummim.
7:66 All the congregation together was forty two thousand three hundred sixty,
7:67 Beside their male slaves and their slave-girls, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty seven: and they had two hundred forty five singing men and singing women.
7:68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty six: their mules, two hundred forty five:
7:69 Their camels, four hundred thirty five: six thousand seven hundred twenty asses.

The oblations of the returned


7:70 And some of the chief of the fathers gave to the work. The governor gave to the treasure a thousand darics of gold, fifty basins, five hundred thirty priests’ garments.
7:71 And some of the heads of the fathers gave to the treasury of the work twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand two hundred pieces of silver.
7:72 And that which the rest of the people gave was twenty thousand darics of gold, and two thousand pieces of silver, and sixty seven priests’ garments.
7:73 So the priests, and the Levitesלְוִיִּם
/ˈliːvaɪt/ LEE-vyte;romanized: Lǝvīyyīm) or Levi are Jewish males who claim patrilineal descent from the Tribe of Levi. The Tribe of Levi descended from Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah. The surname Halevi, which consists of the Hebrew definite article “ה” Ha- (‘the’) plus Levi (‘Levite’) is not conclusive regarding being a Levite; a titular use of HaLevi indicates being a Levite. The daughter of a Levite is a Bat Levi (Bat being Hebrew for ‘daughter’) For more info click here
, and the gatekeepers, and the singers, and [some] of the people, and the Nethinimנְתִינִים
nəṯīnīm, lit. “given ones”, or “subjects” or Nathinites or Nathineans, was the name given to the Temple assistants in ancient Jerusalem. The term was applied originally in the Book of Joshua (where it is found in its verbal form) to the Gibeonites For more info click here
, and all Israel, lived in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the sons of Israel [were] in their cities.

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