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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Ezra 7

Verse 1

Artaxerxes = the great king: i.e. Darius (Hystaspis). See notes on p. 618. App-57 and App-58 .

Ezra. By this genealogy (verses: Ezra 7:1-5 ), compared with 1 Chronicles 6:15 , Ezra was brother to Jehozadak and uncle to the high priest Joshua. Ezra was deported with Zedekiah.

son = descendant.

Seraiah. Slain at Riblah (2 Kings 25:18-21 ).

Verse 6

ready = skilful.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 7

children = sons.

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in this verse.

Nethinims. See note on Ezra 2:43 .

Verse 8

fifth month. Nisan (March-April). App-51 .

Verse 9

the first day of the first month. See note on Genesis 8:13 .

first month. Ab (July-August). App-51 .

Verse 10

to teach in Israel. This was the chief duty of priests. See note on Deuteronomy 33:10 .

Israel. Judah contained representatives of the whole Nation. See note on 1 Kings 12:7 .

Verse 11

the scribe . . . a scribe = a perfect scribe. Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ).

Verse 12

GOD Chaldee. 'eldh. Same as Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .

GOD of heaven. See note on 2 Chronicles 36:23 .

Verse 13

decree. This decree (verses: Ezra 7:12-26 ) is in Clialdee. not in Hebrew. An inscription found at Susa commences with the same words.

Verse 14

seven counsellors. Compare Esther 1:10 , Esther 1:14 .

Verse 15

Israel. See note on 1 Kings 12:17 .

Verse 17

meat offerings = meal offerings. Hebrew gift offerings. App-43 .

Verse 19

vessels. See note on Ezra 1:1 .

Verse 20

bestow, bestow. Figure of speech Anadiplosis ( App-6 ), for emphasis.

Verse 21

I, even I. Figure of speech Epizeuxis , for emphasis.

Verse 22

wine. Compare Ezra 6:9 . Hebrew. chemer. App-27 .

without prescribing how much = without measure.

Verse 23

diligently = quickly, exactly. A Persian word, , adrazda Occurs only here.

Why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

Verse 24

GOD Chaldee. 'elahah = Hebrew Eloah (emph.) See App-4 .

Verse 26

to banishment: or exclusion from the assembly. Chaldee = to rooting out. Occurs only here.

Verse 27

Blessed, &c. These two verses (27, 28) resume the Hebrew language.

Verse 28

mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.

mighty. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14 .

chief = heads.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Ezra 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/ezra-7.html. 1909-1922.