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Volunteers move to occupy Jerusalem, the finished walls are dedicated and the tithe and offering system is re-established: Nehemiah 11–12; 1 Chronicles 9:1–34

With their new knowledge of the Law, the people saw giving as a joy rather than a burden:

Nehemiah 12:44 On that day men were appointed to be in charge of the storerooms for the offerings, the first part of the harvest, and the tithes. They were responsible to collect from the fields outside the towns the portions required by the Law for the priests and Levites. For all the people of Judah took joy in the priests and Levites and their work.