7 Again in the reign of Emperor Artaxerxes of Persia, Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and their associates wrote a letter to the emperor. The letter was written in Aramaic and was to be translated when read.

References for Ezra 4:7

    • b 4:7 - aramaic: [From 4.8 to 6.18 this book is not in Hebrew, but Aramaic, the official language of the Persian Empire.]
    • c 4:7 - The letter . . . read; [or] It was in Aramaic and was written in the Aramaic script.