Ezra 6:6

6 Now then, Tattenai, governor of Trans-Euphrates, and Shethar-Bozenai and you other officials of that province, stay away from there.

Read Ezra 6:6 Using Other Translations

Now therefore, Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond the river, be ye far from thence:
"Now therefore, Tattenai, governor of the province Beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and your associates the governors who are in the province Beyond the River, keep away.
So King Darius sent this message: “Now therefore, Tattenai, governor of the province west of the Euphrates River, and Shethar-bozenai, and your colleagues and other officials west of the Euphrates River—stay away from there!

What does Ezra 6:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 6:6

Now therefore Tatnai, governor beyond the river
The river Euphrates, that side of it towards the land of Israel; Josephus F26 calls this man master of the horse:

Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond
the river, be ye far from thence;
keep at a distance from the Jews, and give them no disturbance, nor interrupt them in their work of building of the temple, but mind your own business and government.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 Ibid. (Antiqu.) l. 11. c. 4. sect. 7.
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