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Nehemiah 7:65

7:65 The governor 1  instructed them not to eat any of the sacred food until there was a priest who could consult 2  the Urim and Thummim.

Nehemiah 7:70

7:70 Some of the family leaders 3  contributed to the work. The governor contributed to the treasury 1,000 gold drachmas, 4  50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments.

1 tn The Hebrew term תִּרְשָׁתָא (tirshata’; KJV “Tirshatha”) is the official title of a Persian governor in Judea. In meaning it may be similar to “excellency” (cf. NAB). See further BDB 1077 s.v.; W. L. Holladay, Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon, 395; HALOT 1798 s.v.

2 tn Heb “stood.”

3 tn Heb “the heads of the fathers.”

4 tn Heb “darics” (also in vv. 71, 72).

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