Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO ZECHARIAH 5\\

This chapter treats of the judgments of God upon the wicked Jews for
their sins and impieties, the measure of which was filled up, and of the
execution of them, which are represented in two visions: the first is of
a flying roll, which signifies the curse of God, and is described by its
measure, the length being twenty cubits, and the breadth ten; and by the
extent of it, it reaching to the whole earth, and particularly to thieves
and false swearers, who shall be cut off by it; and by the certainty of
its coming into the houses of such, and the utter desolation it should
there make, \\#Zec 5:1-4\\ and the other is the vision of an ephah, and a
woman sitting in it, and a talent of lead cast upon the mouth of it,
which signified wickedness, \\#Zec 5:5-8\\ this "ephah" is seen to be lifted
up between earth and heaven by two women, who are said to have wings
like the wings of storks, and the wind to be in them; and who are said
by the angel to carry the "ephah" into the land of Shinar, to build it a
house, that it might be established and settled upon its own base,
\\#Zec 5:9-11\\.