Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Ezekiel 1:18

Context
NETBible

Their rims were high and awesome, 1  and the rims of all four wheels were full of eyes all around.

XREF

Job 37:22-24; Ps 77:16-19; Ps 97:2-5; Pr 15:3; Isa 55:9; Eze 10:12; Zec 4:10; Re 4:6,8

NET © Notes

tc The MT reads וְיִרְאָה לָהֶם (vÿyirah lahem, “and fear belonged to them”). In a similar vision in 10:12 the wheels are described as having spokes (יִדֵיהֶם, yideyhem). That parallel would suggest יָדוֹת (yadot) here (written יָדֹת without the mater). By positing both a ד/ר (dalet/resh) confusion and a ת/ה (hey/khet) confusion the form was read as וְיָרֵה (vÿyareh) and was then misunderstood and subsequently written as וְיִרְאָה (vÿyirah) in the MT. The reading וְיִרְאָה does not seem to fit the context well, though in English it can be made to sound as if it does. See W. H. Brownlee, Ezekiel 1-19 (WBC), 8-9. The LXX reads καὶ εἶδον αὐτά (kai eidon auta, “and I saw”), which assumes וָאֵרֶא (vaere’). The existing consonants of the MT may also be read as “it was visible to them.”



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