Nehemiah 7:65
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New International Version
The governor, therefore, ordered them not to eat any of the most sacred food until there should be a priest ministering with the Urim and Thummim.

King James Bible
And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

Darby Bible Translation
And the Tirshatha said to them that they should not eat of the most holy things, till there stood up the priest with Urim and Thummim.

World English Bible
The governor said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things, until there stood up a priest with Urim and Thummim.

Young's Literal Translation
and the Tirshatha saith to them that they eat not of the most holy things till the standing up of the priest with Urim and Thummim.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The children of Mehida - Many of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., have Mehira.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Tirshatha. or, the governor

Nehemiah 8:9 And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said to all the people...

Nehemiah 10:1 Now those that sealed were, Nehemiah, the Tirshatha, the son of Hachaliah, and Zidkijah,

Ezra 2:63 And the Tirshatha said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things...

that they should

Leviticus 2:3,10 And the remnant of the meat offering shall be Aaron's and his sons': it is a thing most holy of the offerings of the LORD made by fire...

Leviticus 6:17 It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it to them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy...

Leviticus 7:19,20 And the flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh...

Leviticus 10:17,18 Why have you not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy...

Leviticus 21:21-23 No man that has a blemish of the seed of Aaron the priest shall come near to offer the offerings of the LORD made by fire...

till there

Exodus 28:30 And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be on Aaron's heart...

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD...

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your holy one, whom you did prove at Massah...

Library
"Take My Yoke Upon You, and Learn of Me," &C.
Matt. xi. 20.--"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me," &c. Self love is generally esteemed infamous and contemptible among men. It is of a bad report every where, and indeed as it is taken commonly, there is good reason for it, that it should be hissed out of all societies, if reproaching and speaking evil of it would do it. But to speak the truth, the name is not so fit to express the thing, for that which men call self love, may rather be called self hatred. Nothing is more pernicious to a man's
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Influences that Gave Rise to the Priestly Laws and Histories
[Sidenote: Influences in the exile that produced written ceremonial laws] The Babylonian exile gave a great opportunity and incentive to the further development of written law. While the temple stood, the ceremonial rites and customs received constant illustration, and were transmitted directly from father to son in the priestly families. Hence, there was little need of writing them down. But when most of the priests were carried captive to Babylonia, as in 597 B.C., and ten years later the temple
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 28:30
Also put the Urim and the Thummim in the breastpiece, so they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the presence of the LORD. Thus Aaron will always bear the means of making decisions for the Israelites over his heart before the LORD.

Leviticus 8:8
He placed the breastpiece on him and put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece.

Deuteronomy 33:8
About Levi he said: "Your Thummim and Urim belong to your faithful servant. You tested him at Massah; you contended with him at the waters of Meribah.

Nehemiah 7:64
These searched for their family records, but they could not find them and so were excluded from the priesthood as unclean.

Nehemiah 7:66
The whole company numbered 42,360,

Nehemiah 7:70
Some of the heads of the families contributed to the work. The governor gave to the treasury 1,000 darics of gold, 50 bowls and 530 garments for priests.

Nehemiah 8:9
Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.

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