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Ezekiel 8:3

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8:3 He stretched out the form 1  of a hand and grabbed me by a lock of hair on my head. Then a wind 2  lifted me up between the earth and sky and brought me to Jerusalem 3  by means of divine visions, to the door of the inner gate which faces north where the statue 4  which provokes to jealousy was located.

Ezekiel 9:2

Context
9:2 Next, I noticed 5  six men 6  coming from the direction of the upper gate 7  which faces north, each with his war club in his hand. Among them was a man dressed in linen with a writing kit 8  at his side. They came and stood beside the bronze altar.

1 tn The Hebrew term is normally used as an architectural term in describing the pattern of the tabernacle or temple or a representation of it (see Exod 25:8; 1 Chr 28:11).

2 tn Or “spirit.” See note on “wind” in 2:2.

3 map For the location of Jerusalem see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Or “image.”

5 tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.

6 sn The six men plus the scribe would equal seven, which was believed by the Babylonians to be the number of planetary deities.

7 sn The upper gate was built by Jotham (2 Kgs 15:35).

8 tn Or “a scribe’s inkhorn.” The Hebrew term occurs in the OT only in Ezek 9 and is believed to be an Egyptian loanword.



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