I am giving you a promise now while the seed is still in the barn. You have not yet harvested your grain, and your grapevines, fig trees, pomegranates, and olive trees have not yet produced their crops. But from this day onward I will bless you.”
Hebrew on the twenty-first day of the seventh month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This event (in the second year of Darius’s reign) occurred on October 17, 520 ; also see note on 1:1a .
Hebrew Joshua, a variant spelling of Jeshua; also in 2:4 .
Hebrew On the twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar (similarly in 2:18 ). This event occurred on December 18, 520 ; also see note on 1:1a .
Or On this eighteenth day of December, think about the day.