Nehemiah 9:7

7 You're the one, God, the God who chose Abram And brought him from Ur of the Chaldees and changed his name to 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 The Levites Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah said, "On your feet! Bless God, your God, for ever and ever!" Blessed be your glorious name, exalted above all blessing and praise!
6 You're the one, God, you alone; You made the heavens, the heavens of heavens, and all angels; The earth and everything on it, the seas and everything in them; You keep them all alive; heaven's angels worship you!
7 You're the one, God, the God who chose Abram And brought him from Ur of the Chaldees and changed his name to Abraham.
8 You found his heart to be steady and true to you and signed a covenant with him, A covenant to give him the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, and the Amorites, The Perizzites, Jebusites, and Girgashites, - to give it to his descendants. And you kept your word because you are righteous.
9 You saw the anguish of our parents in Egypt. You heard their cries at the Red Sea;