Nehemiah 9:7

7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;

Nehemiah 9:7 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 9:7

Thou art the Lord the God, who didst choose Abram
From among the Chaldeans, and out of his father's family:

and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees;
by calling him from thence, of which see ( Genesis 11:28 Genesis 11:31 ) ( 12:1 ) , to which may be added what Amama F24 on that place observes; that some think that the sacred fire, which the Chaldeans worshipped, was kept in this city, from whence it was called Ur, that being worshipped by them and by the Assyrians under the name of Ur F25:

and gavest him the name of Abraham;
which was changed when the covenant of circumcision was given him, ( Genesis 17:5 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F24 Anti-barbar. Biblic. l. 3. p. 652.
F25 Fortunati Schaech. Elaeochrism. Myrothec. l. 1. c. 9. col. 44.

Nehemiah 9:7 In-Context

5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah, said, Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever: and blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;
8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:
9 And didst see the affliction of our fathers in Egypt, and heardest their cry by the Red sea;