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Ezekiel 9:2


Next, I noticed 1  six men 2  coming from the direction of the upper gate 3  which faces north, each with his war club in his hand. Among them was a man dressed in linen with a writing kit 4  at his side. They came and stood beside the bronze altar.


Ex 27:1-7; Ex 40:29; Le 16:4; 2Ki 15:35; 2Ch 4:1; 2Ch 27:3; Jer 1:15; Jer 5:15-17; Jer 8:16,17; Jer 25:9; Jer 26:10; Eze 10:2,6,7; Re 15:6

NET © Notes

tn The word הִנֵּה (hinneh, traditionally “behold”) indicates becoming aware of something and has been translated here as a verb.

sn The six men plus the scribe would equal seven, which was believed by the Babylonians to be the number of planetary deities.

sn The upper gate was built by Jotham (2 Kgs 15:35).

tn Or “a scribe’s inkhorn.” The Hebrew term occurs in the OT only in Ezek 9 and is believed to be an Egyptian loanword.

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