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Ezekiel 14:14

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14:14 Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, 1  and Job, were in it, they would save only their own lives by their righteousness, declares the sovereign Lord.

Ezekiel 28:3

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28:3 Look, you are wiser than Daniel; 2 

no secret is hidden from you. 3 

1 sn Traditionally this has been understood as a reference to the biblical Daniel, though he was still quite young when Ezekiel prophesied. One wonders if he had developed a reputation as an intercessor by this point. For this reason some prefer to see a reference to a ruler named Danel, known in Canaanite legend for his justice and wisdom. In this case all three of the individuals named would be non-Israelites, however the Ugaritic Danel is not known to have qualities of faith in the Lord that would place him in the company of the other men. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 1:447-50.

2 sn Or perhaps “Danel” (so TEV), referring to a ruler known from Canaanite legend. See the note on “Daniel” in 14:14. A reference to Danel (preserved in legend at Ugarit, near the northern end of the Phoenician coast) makes more sense here when addressing Tyre than in 14:14.

3 sn The tone here is sarcastic, reflecting the ruler’s view of himself.



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