Nehemiah 10:32
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New American Standard Bible
We also placed ourselves under obligation to contribute yearly one third of a shekel for the service of the house of our God:

King James Bible
Also we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

Darby Bible Translation
And we made ordinances for us, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God,

World English Bible
Also we made ordinances for ourselves, to charge ourselves yearly with the third part of a shekel for the service of the house of our God;

Young's Literal Translation
And we have appointed for ourselves commands, to put on ourselves the third of a shekel in a year, for the service of the house of our God,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The third part of a sheckel - This appears to have been the first occasion on which an annual payment toward the maintenance of the temple service and fabric was established. The half-shekel of the Law Exodus 30:13 was paid only at the time of a census (which rarely took place), and was thus not a recurring tax. In later times, the annual payment was raised from the third of a shekel to half a shekel Matthew 17:24.

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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

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