30:19 everyone who has determined to follow God, 1 the Lord God of his ancestors, even if he is not ceremonially clean according to the standards of the temple.” 2
2 Chronicles 30:22Context
30:22 Hezekiah expressed his appreciation to all the Levites, 3 who demonstrated great skill in serving the Lord. 4 They feasted for the seven days of the festival, 5 and were making peace offerings and giving thanks to the Lord God of their ancestors.
1 tn Heb “everyone [who] has prepared his heart to seek God.”
2 tn Heb “and not according to the purification of the holy place.”
3 tn Heb “and Hezekiah spoke to the heart of all the Levites.” On the meaning of the idiom “speak to the heart of” here, see HALOT 210 s.v. II דבר 8.d.
4 tn Heb “who demonstrated skill [with] good skill for the
5 tn Heb “and they ate [during] the appointed time [for] seven days.” מוֹעֵד (mo’ed, “appointed time”) is probably an adverbial accusative of time referring to the festival. However, some understand it as metonymically referring to the food eaten during the festival. See BDB 417 s.v.