Then he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the priests which faced north. There I saw 1 a place at the extreme western end.
I saw that the ram was butting westward, northward, and southward. No animal 1 was able to stand before it, and there was none who could deliver from its power. 2 It did as it pleased and acted arrogantly. 3
Because the harbor was not suitable to spend the winter in, the majority decided 1 to put out to sea 2 from there. They hoped that 3 somehow they could reach 4 Phoenix, 5 a harbor of Crete facing 6 southwest and northwest, and spend the winter there.
In the meantime Absalom fled. When the servant who was the watchman looked up, he saw many people coming from the west 1 on a road beside the hill.
Then he measured the length of the building facing the courtyard at the rear of the temple, with its galleries on either side as 175 feet. 1 The interior of the outer sanctuary and the porch of the court, 2
the waters of Jarkon, and Rakkon, including the territory in front of Joppa.
They took all the Amorite territory from the Arnon River on the south to the Jabbok River on the north, from the desert in the east to the Jordan in the west. 1
For we will not accept any inheritance on the other side of the Jordan River 1 and beyond, because our inheritance has come to us on this eastern side of the Jordan.”
It then extended on to the sea, with Micmethath on the north. It turned eastward to Taanath Shiloh and crossed it on the east to Janoah.
From Tappuah it went westward to the Valley of Kanah and ended at the sea. This is the land assigned to the tribe of Ephraim 1 by its clans.
This is a copy of the letter that Tattenai governor of Trans-Euphrates, Shethar-Bozenai, and his colleagues who were the officials of Trans-Euphrates sent to King Darius.
Then they presented the decrees of the king to the king’s satraps and to the governors of Trans-Euphrates, who gave help to the people and to the temple of God.
Adjacent to them worked Melatiah the Gibeonite and Jadon the Meronothite, who were men of Gibeon and Mizpah. These towns were under the jurisdiction 1 of the governor of Trans-Euphrates.
On the south side it will run from Tamar to the waters of Meribath Kadesh, the river, 1 to the Great Sea. This is the south side.