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Ezekiel 23:5

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23:5 “Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was mine. 1  She lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians 2  – warriors 3 

1 tn Heb “while she was under me.” The expression indicates that Oholah is viewed as the Lord’s wife. See Num 5:19-20, 29.

sn Played the harlot refers to alliances with pagan nations in this context. In Ezek 16 harlotry described the sin of idolatry.

2 tn Heb “Assyria.”

3 tn The term apparently refers to Assyrian military officers; it is better construed with the description that follows. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 1:738.



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