1 sn The place name Lachish sounds like the Hebrew word for “team [of horses].”
2 tn Heb “she”; this has been translated as second person (“you”) in keeping with the direct address to the residents of Lachish in the previous line.
3 sn The epithet Daughter Zion pictures the city of Jerusalem as a young lady.
4 tn Heb “She was the beginning of sin for Daughter Zion.”
5 tn Heb “for in you was found the transgressions of Israel.”