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Ezekiel 27:6

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27:6 They made your oars from oaks of Bashan;

they made your deck 1  with cypresses 2  from the Kittean isles. 3 

Ezekiel 27:15

Context
27:15 The Dedanites 4  were your clients. Many coastlands were your customers; they paid 5  you with ivory tusks and ebony.

1 tn Or “hull.”

2 tc The Hebrew reads “Your deck they made ivory, daughter of Assyria.” The syntactically difficult “ivory” is understood here as dittography and omitted, though some construe this to refer to ivory inlays. “Daughter of Assyria” is understood here as improper word division and the vowels repointed as “cypresses.”

3 tn Heb “from the coastlands (or islands) of Kittim,” generally understood to be a reference to the island of Cyprus, where the Phoenicians had a trading colony on the southeast coast. Many modern English versions have “Cyprus” (CEV, TEV), “the coastlands of Cyprus” (NASB), “the coasts of Cyprus” (NIV, NRSV), or “the southern coasts of Cyprus” (NLT).

sn The Kittean isles is probably a reference to southeast Cyprus where the Phoenicians had a colony.

4 tn Heb “sons of Dedan.”

5 tn Heb “they returned as your gift.”



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