She wrote out orders, 1 signed Ahab’s name to them, 2 and sealed them with his seal. She then sent the orders 3 to the leaders 4 and to the nobles who lived in Naboth’s city. 5
Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, wrote down what happened. 1 Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was in charge of the records.
Ahab had seventy sons living in Samaria. 1 So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the leading officials of Jezreel and to the guardians of Ahab’s dynasty. This is what the letters said, 2
the Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, 1 and the Sepharvites burned their sons in the fire as an offering to Adrammelech and Anammelech, 2 the gods of Sepharvaim.
At that time Merodach-Baladan 1 son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, for he had heard that Hezekiah was ill.
and the clans of the scribes 1 who lived in Jabez: the Tirathites, Shimeathites, and Sucathites. These are the Kenites who descended 2 from Hammath, the father of Beth-Rechab. 3
Mordecai 1 wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king’s signet ring. He then sent letters by couriers on horses, who rode royal horses that were very swift.
Mordecai wrote these matters down and sent letters to all the Jews who were throughout all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
Letters were sent 1 to all the Jews in the hundred and twenty-seven provinces of the empire of Ahasuerus – words of true peace 2 –
Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them. 1 There is no end to the making 2 of many books, and much study is exhausting to the body. 3
At that time Merodach-Baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a gift to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been ill and had recovered.
How can you say, “We are wise! We have the law of the Lord”? The truth is, 1 those who teach it 2 have used their writings to make it say what it does not really mean. 3
He sent letters throughout all the royal provinces, to each province according to its own script and to each people according to its own language, 1 that every man should be ruling his family 2 and should be speaking the language of his own people. 3
that the Lord God of Israel who rules over all 1 has a message for him. 2 Tell him, 3 ‘On your own initiative 4 you sent a letter 5 to the priest Zephaniah son of Maaseiah 6 and to all the other priests and to all the people in Jerusalem. 7 In your letter you said to Zephaniah, 8
Letters were sent by the runners to all the king’s provinces stating that 1 they should destroy, kill, and annihilate all the Jews, from youth to elderly, both women and children, 2 on a particular day, namely the thirteenth day 3 of the twelfth month (that is, the month of Adar), and to loot and plunder their possessions.