Ezra 4:17 DBY

17 The king sent an answer to Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and the other places beyond the river: Peace, and so forth.

Study tools for Ezra 4:17

  • a 4:6 - Probably Cambyses, son of Cyrus.
  • b 4:7 - Smerdis.
  • c 4:7 - From here to ch. 6.18 the original is written in Aramaic.
  • d 4:10 - Strictly, 'beyond the river,' a technical name for the provinces on the west of the Euphrates. In English the expression has to be varied, in accordance with the position of the persons in question.
  • e 4:10 - Lit. 'city.'
  • f 4:13 - Others, 'and thou wilt endamage the kings' revenue.'
  • g 4:24 - Aramaic, Elah (Heb. Eloah: see Gen. 1.1). The parts of the book written in Aramaic are chs. 4.8 to 6.18, and ch. 7.12 to 26; they have always Elah. El does not occur in Ezra.
  • h 4:24 - Darius Hystaspes, as ch. 4.5.