the rest of the people

Nehemiah 10:28

10:28 the rest of the people. In addition to the representative priests, Levites and lay leaders (Nehemiah 10:8-9,14), all the people gave assent to the covenant. Five key points were noted in their oath: (1) no intermarriage with “the people of the land”; (2) no commerce on the Sabbath or any other holy day; (3) the ordinances of the seventh year; (4) an annual temple tax for the services there (Nehemiah 10:30-33); (5) reestablishment of the first fruits offerings and the other offerings specified in the Mosaic laws.

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