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.
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.
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.