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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 ).
ready = skilful.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
children = sons.
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in this verse.
Nethinims. See note on Ezra 2:43 .
fifth month. Nisan (March-April). App-51 .
the first day of the first month. See note on Genesis 8:13 .
first month. Ab (July-August). App-51 .
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 .
the scribe . . . a scribe = a perfect scribe. Figure of speech Epizeuxis ( App-6 ).
GOD Chaldee. 'eldh. Same as Hebrew Eloah. App-4 .
GOD of heaven. See note on 2 Chronicles 36:23 .
decree. This decree (verses: Ezra 7:12-26 ) is in Clialdee. not in Hebrew. An inscription found at Susa commences with the same words.
seven counsellors. Compare Esther 1:10 , Esther 1:14 .
Israel. See note on 1 Kings 12:17 .
meat offerings = meal offerings. Hebrew gift offerings. App-43 .
vessels. See note on Ezra 1:1 .
bestow, bestow. Figure of speech Anadiplosis ( App-6 ), for emphasis.
I, even I. Figure of speech Epizeuxis , for emphasis.
wine. Compare Ezra 6:9 . Hebrew. chemer. App-27 .
without prescribing how much = without measure.
diligently = quickly, exactly. A Persian word, , adrazda Occurs only here.
Why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
GOD Chaldee. 'elahah = Hebrew Eloah (emph.) See App-4 .
to banishment: or exclusion from the assembly. Chaldee = to rooting out. Occurs only here.
Blessed, &c. These two verses (27, 28) resume the Hebrew language.
mercy = lovingkindness, or grace.
mighty. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14 .
chief = heads.
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