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Daniel 1:3

Context
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The king commanded 1  Ashpenaz, 2  who was in charge of his court officials, 3  to choose 4  some of the Israelites who were of royal and noble descent 5 

XREF

2Ki 20:17,18; Isa 39:7; Jer 41:1

NET © Notes

tn Or “gave orders to.” Heb “said to.”

sn It is possible that the word Ashpenaz is not a proper name at all, but a general term for “innkeeper.” See J. J. Collins, Daniel (Hermeneia), 127, n. 9. However, the ancient versions understand the term to be a name, and the present translation (along with most English versions) understands the word in this way.

sn The word court official (Hebrew saris) need not mean “eunuch” in a technical sense (see Gen 37:36, where the term refers to Potiphar, who had a wife), although in the case of the book of Daniel there was in Jewish literature a common tradition to that effect. On the OT usage of this word see HALOT 769-70 s.v. סָרֹיס.

tn Heb “bring.”

tn Heb “and from the seed of royalty and from the nobles.”



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