27:13 Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your clients; they exchanged slaves and bronze items for your merchandise.
27:17 Judah and the land of Israel were your clients; they traded wheat from Minnith, 1 millet, honey, olive oil, and balm for your merchandise.
27:19 and casks of wine 2 from Izal 3 they exchanged for your products. Wrought iron, cassia, and sweet cane were among your merchandise.
27:25 The ships of Tarshish 4 were the transports for your merchandise.
“‘So you were filled and weighed down in the heart of the seas.
2 tc The MT leaves v. 18 as an incomplete sentence and begins v. 19 with “and Dan and Javan (Ionia) from Uzal.” The LXX mentions “wine.” The translation follows an emendation assuming some confusions of vav and yod. See L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:82.
3 sn According to L. C. Allen (Ezekiel [WBC], 2:82), Izal was located between Haran and the Tigris and was famous for its wine.
4 tn Or perhaps “Large merchant ships.” The expression “ships of Tarshish” may describe a class of vessel, that is, large oceangoing merchant ships.