The governor ordered them not to eat the most holy things until there was a priest to consult the Urim and Thummim.
Cross ReferencesExodus 28:30
And place the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece of judgment, so that they will also be over Aaron's heart whenever he comes before the LORD. Aaron will continually carry the judgment of the sons of Israel over his heart before the LORD.
Then he put the breastpiece on him and placed the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece.
Concerning Levi he said: "Give Your Thummim to Levi and Your Urim to Your godly one, whom You tested at Massah and contested at the waters of Meribah.
These men searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.
The whole assembly numbered 42,360,
Some of the heads of the families contributed to the project. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics of gold, 50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments.
Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to all of them, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people were weeping as they heard the words of the Law.
Now those who sealed the document were: Nehemiah the governor, son of Hacaliah, and also Zedekiah,
Chapter Outline1. Nehemiah commits the charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah
5. A register of the genealogy of them which came at the first out of Babylon
9. of the people
39. of the priests
43. of the Levites
46. of the Nethinims
57. of Solomon's servants
63. and of the priests which could not find their pedigree
66. The whole number of them, with their substance
70. Their offerings
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Leviticus 2:3, 10
Leviticus 7:19, 20
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