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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .
Son of man . See note on Ezekiel 2:1 .
Ammonites, See Ezekiel 21:28 . Ammon was a party to the plot against Gedaliah, the governor whom Nebuchadnezzar appointed after the destruction of Jerusalem, See Jeremiah 40:14 ; Jeremiah 41:10 , Jeremiah 41:15 .
the Lord God . Hebrew. Adonai Jehovah . See note on Ezekiel 2:4 .
the land of Israel = the soil of Israel. Hebrew ' admath . See note on Ezekiel 11:17 .
Behold. Fig, Asterismos . App-6 .
I will deliver. Josephus (Antiquities x. 9, 7) tells us that Nebuchadnezzar subdued the Ammonites and Moabites in the fifth year after the destruction of Jerusalem. Compare Jeremiah 49:23 .
the man of the east: i.e. the Babylonians. See Ezekiel 21:19 , Ezekiel 21:20 . Jeremiah 25:21 .
men = s ons.
palaces. Hebrew rows: i.e. of tents encampments.
Rabbah . See Deuteronomy 3:11 .
ye shall know , &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:7 .
heart . Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
upon. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ) reads "against".
heathen = nations.
people = peoples. thou shalt know, &c. So in Ezekiel 16:22 Ezekiel 22:16 ; Ezekiel 25:7 ; Ezekiel 35:4 .
Moab. Descended from Lot, like the Ammonites (Genesis 19:37 ). Usually hostile to Israel.
Beth = jeshimoth. Now 'Ain Surveirneh, near the north-east corner of the Dead Sea (Numbers 33:49 . Joshua 12:3 ; Joshua 13:20 ).
Baal = meon. Now Tell M'ain (Numbers 32:38 . 1 Chronicles 5:8 . of, two miles south of Heshbon. Kiriathaim. Now el Hdreiyat, between Dibon and Medeba (Jeremiah 48:1 , Jeremiah 48:23 ).
they shall know , &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10
Edom. Descended from Esau (Genesis 36:1 , Genesis 36:43 ). For their unbrotherly spirit, see Psalms 137:7 . Lamentations 4:21 , Lamentations 4:22 ; and Obadiah 1:10-16 ,
man. Hebrew. 'adam . App-14 .
Taman. A grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:11 ). A town or city in Edom, not yet identified.
by the hand , &c. See Numbers 24:17-19 .
saith the Lord God = [is] Adonai Jehovah's oracle.
the Philistines . Compare Psalms 60:8 , Psalms 60:9 ; Psalms 108:9 , Psalms 108:10 . Isaiah 11:14 .
cut off the Cherethims . Note the Figure of speech Paronomasia ( App-6 ), for emphasis. Hebrew. lrikralti larethim ; in English, I will cut off the cutters off.
Cherethims . A tribe of the Philistines (1 Samuel 30:14 .Zephaniah 2:5; Zephaniah 2:5 ). David's body-guard, drawn partly from them.
vengeance. Hebrew, plural = great vengeance.
they shall know, &c. See note on Ezekiel 6:10 .
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