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Ezra 1:7-8

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1:7 Then King Cyrus brought out the vessels of the Lord’s temple which Nebuchadnezzar had brought from Jerusalem and had displayed 1  in the temple of his gods. 1:8 King Cyrus of Persia entrusted 2  them to 3  Mithredath 4  the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar 5  the leader of the Judahite exiles. 6 

1 tn Heb “and he gave them.”

2 tn Heb “brought them forth.”

3 tn Heb “upon the hand of.”

4 sn A Persian name meaning “gift of Mithras.” See HALOT 656 s.v. מִתְרְדָת.

5 sn A Babylonian name with the probable meaning “Shamash protect the father.” See HALOT 1664-65 s.v. שֵׁשְׁבַּצַּר.

6 tn Heb “Sheshbazzar the prince to Judah”; TEV, CEV “the governor of Judah.”



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