Ezra 4:8 GNTA

8 Also Rehum, the governor, and Shimshai, the secretary of the province, wrote the following letter to Emperor Artaxerxes about Jerusalem:

Study tools for Ezra 4:8

  • 1 4:2 - 4.2 2 K 17.24-41.
  • 2 4:6 - 4.6 Es 1.1.
  • 3 4:24 - 4.24 Hg 1.1; Zec 1.1.
  • a 4:5 - emperor darius: [The account of these events is continued at verse 24. The material in verses 6-23 describes events which took place almost a century later.]
  • 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.
  • d 4:10 - west-of-euphrates province: [Under Persian rule the land of Judah was part of this large Persian province west of the Euphrates River.]