20:46 “Son of man, turn toward 3 the south, 4 and speak out against the south. 5 Prophesy against the open scrub 6 land of the Negev,
21:2 “Son of man, turn toward 7 Jerusalem 8 and speak out against the sanctuaries. Prophesy against the land of Israel
25:2 “Son of man, turn toward 9 the Ammonites 10 and prophesy against them.
28:21 “Son of man, turn toward 11 Sidon 12 and prophesy against it.
29:2 “Son of man, turn toward 13 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and prophesy against him and against all Egypt.
35:2 “Son of man, turn toward 14 Mount Seir, 15 and prophesy against it.
38:2 “Son of man, turn toward 16 Gog, 17 of the land of Magog, 18 the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. 19 Prophesy against him
1 tn Heb “set your face against.”
2 tn Heb “from their heart.”
4 tn Or “the way toward the south,” or “the way toward Teman.” Teman is in the south and may be a location or the direction.
5 tn Or “toward Darom.” Darom may mean the south or a region just north of southern city of Beer Sheba. See M. Greenberg, Ezekiel (AB), 2:417-18.
6 tn The Hebrew term can also mean “forest,” but a meaning of uncultivated wasteland fits the Negev region far better. See M. Greenberg, Ezekiel (AB), 2:418.
7 tn Heb “set your face toward.”
9 tn Heb “set your face toward.”
10 tn Heb “the sons of Ammon.” Ammon was located to the east of Israel.
11 tn Heb “set your face against.”
12 sn Sidon was located 25 miles north of Tyre.
13 tn Heb “set your face against.”
14 tn Heb “set your face against.”
16 tn Heb “set your face against.”
17 sn This may refer to a Lydian king in western Asia Minor in the seventh century
19 tn Heb “the prince, the chief of Meshech and Tubal.” Some translate “the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal,” but it is more likely that the Hebrew noun in question is a common noun in apposition to “prince,” rather than a proper name. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 2:434-35. As Block demonstrates, attempts by some popular writers to identify these proper names with later geographical sites in Russia are anachronistic. See as well E. Yamauchi, Foes From the Northern Frontier, 19-27.