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The Daniel of the biblical book is דָּנִיֵּאל, while in Ezek 14:14 and 28:3 it is דָּנִאֵל and this has led to division of opinion among scholars as to the identification of this particular individual. Prior to more recent discoveries in the ruins of Ugarit that unearthed the "the Story of Aqht" and has led some scholars including Zimmerli to identify this ...


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I will not specifically reference spelling differences, since names in Scripture often bear different spellings. While such could indicate a different person, it need not, so spelling difference alone is not enough to make a judgment one way or another about who the referent is. Regarding Daniel's Reputation Yes, Daniel was young. But if one follows the ...


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The Idea in Brief As was in the case of Balaam, who was not able to bring magical powers to bear on the people of God, the dark power instead lay in tempting and dissuading people from the Lord through idolatry and immorality, which is how Balaam brought the Israelites out from under the protection of the Lord (Numbers 22-25). In the end, Balaam had ...


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Letter Exchange? I cannot address with any certainty the "regularity" of "a כ/ך interchange with מ/ם," other than to state that such seems unlikely from a square script view (the letters look nothing alike), but at least feasible to me from a paleo-script comparison, which appears to show more similarity of the letters. Since the paleo-script is believed to ...


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This is a mistake in the NABRE. I contacted the USCCB, and they kindly replied, saying, Thank you for your message; we were contacted recently with this same question and noted that this was an error. We will be working to correct it by updating the website and informing publishers.


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The Idea in Brief The use of this plural-form of the word appears to stem from its necessity to “fit” into the cantillation scheme of the second half of the verse. In other words, if the singular form of the word appeared, the short vowel (preceding the tone accent of the new word) would necessarily alter the cantillation pattern and therefore the dichotomy ...


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In Eze. 8:3, it is written,1 3 And He sent forth the form of a hand, and He took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and it brought me to Jerusalem in the visions of God, to the door of the gate of the inner [court]2 which faces to the north, where the seat of the image of jealousy which provokes to jealousy was....


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As OP notes, the names "Oholah" and "Oholibah" in Ezekiel 23:4 are identified as the capitals of the Northern Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) and the Southern Kingdom of Judah (Jerusalem) respectively. Typically commentators associate these obviously symbolic names with the Hebrew ʾōhel "tent". The Hebrew Names Again as noted by OP, these names are typically ...


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The phrase alone, "even if these men were in it," implies that these men are not in this hypothetical country. As you noted, Noah and Job were not Israelites. So Daniel would be out of place if he were an Israelite. However, this instance of Daniel (Dan'el) seems to be a reference to the legendary hero of wisdom featured in a late 2nd millennium myth from ...


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"Ruah" literally means "wind," but can be used to mean "spirit" in some contexts. The phrasing: "hinnabe el..." is used throughout the book of Ezekiel to mean "prophesy about..." or "prophesy to...." Unlike any other prophet, Ezekiel likes to prophesy about inanimate and physical things. Here are the instances: 6:1 - prophesy about the mountains of Israel ...


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The type of life and death to which the prophet Ezekiel refers are physical, that is, prolonged life and premature death in this world (העולם הזה‎), rather than eternal life and punishment in the world to come (העולם הבא‎). In Eze. 18:5, it is written, And if a man is just and does what is lawful and right... What defined what is lawful and right ...


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In one way, Ezekiel is not intentionally contradicting Exodus 20 (or the equivalent but possibly earlier Deuteronomy 5:9), but rather drawing a parallel to Deuteronomy 24:16: Deuteronomy 24:16: The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own ...


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It is interesting that so many people think that Ezekiel 28:13 refers to Satan. The One Year Bible Companion says great care must be taken to read this passage with discernment. It says it is clear that Ezekiel describes this king in terms that could not apply to a mere man. Ezekiel may therefore have been condemning not only the king of Tyre, but Satan, who ...


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Rashi explains, at verse 22, and others explain that God commanded Ezekiel to not follow any of the restrictions of mourning (from these verses, Jews actually learn the Torah's restrictions on mourners) because of the coming destruction of the Temple (which God reveals He will cause strangers to do because of Israel's iniquities) and the exile of the nation. ...


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The general opinion of scholars seems to be that Ezekiel's bared arm signified the Lord's hostility toward his people and/or his readiness to act against them. Dr. Thomas Constable of Dallas Theological Seminary says Ezekiel's act of facing Jerusalem with his arm bared signified Yahweh's hostility toward his people [Constable's Notes]. Lamar Cooper suggests ...


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Analogy of Oholah and Oholibah There is some disagreement as to the actual significance of the meaning of the names but there is no disagreement as to the fact that they to be understood figuratively. Rashi, commenting on this passage calls them "nicknames". He further states, Samaria is the one I nickname Oholah, for from the beginning she became a ...


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The JPS Tanakh translation (1985) of these verses is: And you, O mortal, set your face against the women of your people, who prophesy out of their own imagination. Prophesy against them and say: Thus said the Lord GOD: Woe to those who sew pads(a) on their arm-joints and make bonnets(a) for the head of every person, in order to entrap! Can you hunt down ...



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