Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Zechariah 5:6

Context
NETBible

I asked, “What is it?” And he replied, “It is a basket for measuring grain 1  that is moving away from here.” Moreover, he said, “This is their ‘eye’ 2  throughout all the earth.”

XREF

Eze 44:10,11; Am 8:5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “[This is] the ephah.” An ephah was a liquid or solid measure of about a bushel (five gallons or just under twenty liters). By metonymy it refers here to a measuring container (probably a basket) of that quantity.

tc The LXX and Syriac read עֲוֹנָם (’avonam, “their iniquity,” so NRSV; NIV similar) for the MT עֵינָם (’enam, “their eye”), a reading that is consistent with the identification of the woman in v. 8 as wickedness, but one that is unnecessary. In 4:10 the “eye” represented divine omniscience and power; here it represents the demonic counterfeit.



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