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Ezekiel 27:12

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27:12 “‘Tarshish 1  was your trade partner because of your abundant wealth; they exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your products.

Ezekiel 27:25

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27:25 The ships of Tarshish 2  were the transports for your merchandise.

“‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.

1 sn Tarshish refers to a distant seaport sometimes believed to be located in southern Spain (others identified it as Carthage in North Africa). In any event it represents here a distant, rich, and exotic port which was a trading partner of Tyre.

2 tn Or perhaps “Large merchant ships.” The expression “ships of Tarshish” may describe a class of vessel, that is, large oceangoing merchant ships.



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