7:65 The governor 1 instructed them not to eat any of the sacred food until there was a priest who could consult 2 the Urim and Thummim.
7:70 Some of the family leaders 3 contributed to the work. The governor contributed to the treasury 1,000 gold drachmas, 4 50 bowls, and 530 priestly garments.
1 tn The Hebrew term תִּרְשָׁתָא (tirshata’; KJV “Tirshatha”) is the official title of a Persian governor in Judea. In meaning it may be similar to “excellency” (cf. NAB). See further BDB 1077 s.v.; W. L. Holladay, Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon, 395; HALOT 1798 s.v.
2 tn Heb “stood.”
3 tn Heb “the heads of the fathers.”