“Son of man, say to her: ‘You are a land that receives no rain 1 or showers in the day of my anger.’ 2
2Ch 28:22; 2Ch 36:14-16; Isa 1:5; Isa 9:13; Jer 2:30; Jer 5:3; Jer 6:29; Jer 44:16-19; Zep 3:2
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1 tc The MT reads “that is not cleansed”; the LXX reads “that is not drenched,” which assumes a different vowel pointing as well as the loss of a מ (mem) due to haplography. In light of the following reference to showers, the reading of the LXX certainly fits the context well. For a defense of the emendation, see L. C. Allen, Ezekiel (WBC), 2:32. Yet the MT is not an unreasonable reading since uncleanness in the land also fits the context, and a poetic connection between rain and the land being uncleansed may be feasible since washing with water is elsewhere associated with cleansing (Num 8:7; 31:23; Ps 51:7).
2 tn Heb “in a day of anger.”