23:19 Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt.
23:44 They had sex with her 4 as one does with a prostitute. In this way they had sex with Oholah and Oholibah, promiscuous women.
sn Played the harlot refers to alliances with pagan nations in this context. In Ezek 16 harlotry described the sin of idolatry.
2 tn Heb “Assyria.”
3 tn The term apparently refers to Assyrian military officers; it is better construed with the description that follows. See D. I. Block, Ezekiel (NICOT), 1:738.
4 tn Heb “and they came to her.”