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Isaiah 44:14

Context
NETBible

He cuts down cedars and acquires a cypress 1  or an oak. He gets 2  trees from the forest; he plants a cedar 3  and the rain makes it grow.

XREF

Isa 40:20; Jer 10:3-8; Ho 4:12; Hab 2:19

NET © Notes

tn It is not certain what type of tree this otherwise unattested noun refers to. Cf. ASV “a holm-tree” (NRSV similar).

tn Heb “strengthens for himself,” i.e., “secures for himself” (see BDB 55 s.v. אָמֵץ Pi.2).

tn Some prefer to emend אֹרֶן (’oren) to אֶרֶז (’erez, “cedar”), but the otherwise unattested noun appears to have an Akkadian cognate, meaning “cedar.” See H. R. Cohen, Biblical Hapax Legomena (SBLDS), 44-45. HALOT 90 s.v. I אֹרֶן offers the meaning “laurel.”



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