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10:14   The kingdom transferred to David son of Yishai Shaul was given a double punishment for the sins he had committed, which included...

I Chronicles 10:14

10:14   The kingdom transferred to David son of Yishai Shaul was given a double punishment for the sins he had committed, which included...

10:14   The kingdom transferred to David son of Yishai Shaul was given a double punishment for the sins he had committed, which included consulting Shmuel’s spirit in contravention of Torah law (I Samuel 28): He died, and his kingdom was transferred to David....

5:20   For they cried to Hashem in the battle In the previous verses, we are told that the combined forces of...

I Chronicles 5:20

5:20   For they cried to Hashem in the battle In the previous verses, we are told that the combined forces of...

5:20   For they cried to Hashem in the battle In the previous verses, we are told that the combined forces of the tribes of Reuven, Gad and Menashe numbered an impressive 44,760 troops of exceptional quality. And yet, we are told...

 13:19   I gave orders that the doors be closed Jerusalem’s Old City constituted the entire city of Yerushalyim until...

Nehemiah 13:19

 13:19   I gave orders that the doors be closed Jerusalem’s Old City constituted the entire city of Yerushalyim until...

 13:19   I gave orders that the doors be closed Jerusalem’s Old City constituted the entire city of Yerushalyim until the 1860’s. There had always been a protective wall surrounding it, with gates allowing passage in and out. In Nechemya’s...

 11:1   In the holy city of Yerushalayim In addition to Yerushalayim, Jews recognize three other holy cities, Tzfat (Safed), Teveria...

Nehemiah 11:1

 11:1   In the holy city of Yerushalayim In addition to Yerushalayim, Jews recognize three other holy cities, Tzfat (Safed), Teveria...

 11:1   In the holy city of Yerushalayim In addition to Yerushalayim, Jews recognize three other holy cities, Tzfat (Safed), Teveria (Tiberias), and Chevron (Hebron). The idea of four holy cities originated after the Ottoman conquest of Israel, and corresponds to...

 9:36   Here we are slaves on it This chapter speaks of Hashem’s original promise to Avraham to grant the...

Nehemiah 9:36

 9:36   Here we are slaves on it This chapter speaks of Hashem’s original promise to Avraham to grant the...

 9:36   Here we are slaves on it This chapter speaks of Hashem’s original promise to Avraham to grant the Land of Israel to his descendants as an inheritance (verse 8). It then continues with an overview of history, including...

 8:15   Go out to the mountains and bring leafy branches of olive trees Any species of tree may be...

Nehemiah 8:15

 8:15   Go out to the mountains and bring leafy branches of olive trees Any species of tree may be...

 8:15   Go out to the mountains and bring leafy branches of olive trees Any species of tree may be used to construct the sukkah, the booth used to observe the holiday of Sukkot. For this particular Sukkot, though, the...

 5:15   And took from them for bread and wine More than any other food, bread and wine were the...

Nehemiah 5:15

 5:15   And took from them for bread and wine More than any other food, bread and wine were the...

 5:15   And took from them for bread and wine More than any other food, bread and wine were the staples of ancient society. Bread provides basic nourishment, and wine, while in our lives considered a luxury, was an important...

 4:11   Doing work with one hand while the other held a weapon Throughout the Tanakh, God does wonders and...

Nehemiah 4:11

 4:11   Doing work with one hand while the other held a weapon Throughout the Tanakh, God does wonders and...

 4:11   Doing work with one hand while the other held a weapon Throughout the Tanakh, God does wonders and miracles to save the Jewish people. Although perhaps one would think that a nation under Hashem’s direct protection should not...

 1:9   And bring them to the place where I have chosen to establish My name One thing that sets...

Nehemiah 1:9

 1:9   And bring them to the place where I have chosen to establish My name One thing that sets...

 1:9   And bring them to the place where I have chosen to establish My name One thing that sets Judaism apart from other religions is the concept of a “chosen place.” Many biblical commandments are relevant only in the...

 9:8   A Surviving Remnant In his admonition of the people who have returned to the Land of Israel only to...

Ezra 9:8

 9:8   A Surviving Remnant In his admonition of the people who have returned to the Land of Israel only to...

 9:8   A Surviving Remnant In his admonition of the people who have returned to the Land of Israel only to abandon Hashem and intermarry with local women, Ezra praises God for providing them a reprieve from the years of exile...

I Chronicles 10:14

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