Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ezekiel 48

For something completely different. Ezekiel is a great mystery to me, so why not do the last chapter?

So far incomprehensible. A set of cryptically worded measurements, a title 'principal' belonging to someone, I suppose, and a holding, or holdings, of a contribution, or of an oblation (not in my dictionary for this root).

What is going on? I just want you to know that I don't know yet. Perhaps this will be made clearer over the next 3 years.

We are told the Bible is perspicuous - that is you can understand it. Really? See right through it, eh? Those who say that have obviously said it in hope, if not in error, or deliberate deception, because it is anything but easy to understand on one or many readings. It is thoroughly weird sometimes.

I consider this chapter pro-tem till I get up to the University and do some research. There is always of course the internet and this map is probably safe.

Ezekiel 48 Min Max
וְאֵ֖לֶּה שְׁמ֣וֹת הַשְּׁבָטִ֑ים
מִקְצֵ֣ה צָפ֡וֹנָה אֶל־יַ֣ד דֶּֽרֶךְ־חֶתְלֹ֣ן ׀ לְֽבוֹא־חֲמָ֡ת חֲצַ֣ר עֵינָן֩ גְּב֨וּל דַּמֶּ֤שֶׂק צָפ֙וֹנָה֙ אֶל־יַ֣ד חֲמָ֔ת וְהָיוּ־ל֧וֹ פְאַת־קָדִ֛ים הַיָּ֖ם דָּ֥ן אֶחָֽד
1 And these are the names of the bands:
from the north limit by means of the way of Hethlon to come to Hamath Hazar-Enan, the border of Damascus, northward by means of Hamath, and they are its quarters east from the sea, Dan, one.
3c 4C 8
43
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל דָּ֗ן מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ים עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה אָשֵׁ֥ר אֶחָֽד 2 And on the border of Dan, from the east quarter to the seaward quarter, Asher, one. 3d 4B 18
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל אָשֵׁ֗ר מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ימָה וְעַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה נַפְתָּלִ֥י אֶחָֽד 3 And on the border of Asher, from the eastward quarter and to the seaward quarter, Naphtali, one. 3d 4B 22
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל נַפְתָּלִ֗י מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛מָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה מְנַשֶּׁ֥ה אֶחָֽד 4 And on the border of Naphtali, from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Manasseh, one. 3d 4B 22
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל מְנַשֶּׁ֗ה מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛מָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה אֶפְרַ֥יִם אֶחָֽד 5 And on the border of Manasseh, from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Ephraim, one. 3d 4B 21
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל אֶפְרַ֗יִם מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ים וְעַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה רְאוּבֵ֥ן אֶחָֽד 6 And on the border of Ephraim, from the east quarter and to the seaward quarter, Reuben, one. 3d 4B 21
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל רְאוּבֵ֗ן מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ים עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה יְהוּדָ֥ה אֶחָֽד 7 And on the border of Reuben, from the east quarter to the seaward quarter, Judah, one. 3d 4B 21
וְעַל֙ גְּב֣וּל יְהוּדָ֔ה מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֖ים עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֑מָּה
תִּהְיֶ֣ה הַתְּרוּמָ֣ה אֲ‍ֽשֶׁר־תָּרִ֡ימוּ חֲמִשָּׁה֩ וְעֶשְׂרִ֨ים אֶ֜לֶף רֹ֗חַב וְאֹ֜רֶךְ כְּאַחַ֤ד הַחֲלָקִים֙ מִפְּאַ֤ת קָדִ֙ימָה֙ עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֔מָּה וְהָיָ֥ה הַמִּקְדָּ֖שׁ בְּתוֹכֽוֹ
8 And on the border of Judah, from the east quarter to the seaward quarter,
will be the contribution that you will contribute, twenty-five thousand in breadth, and with length as one of the divisions from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter. And the sanctuary will be in the midst of it.
3e 4C 16
48
הַתְּרוּמָ֕ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּרִ֖ימוּ לַֽיהוָ֑ה
אֹ֗רֶךְ חֲמִשָּׁ֤ה וְעֶשְׂרִים֙ אֶ֔לֶף וְרֹ֖חַב עֲשֶׂ֥רֶת אֲלָפִֽים
9 The contribution that you will contribute to Yahweh:
in length, twenty five thousand, and breadth, ten thousand.
3e 4C 10
19
וּ֠לְאֵ֜לֶּה תִּהְיֶ֣ה תְרֽוּמַת־הַקֹּדֶשׁ֮ לַכֹּֽהֲנִים֒ צָפ֜וֹנָה חֲמִשָּׁ֧ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֣ים אֶ֗לֶף וְיָ֙מָּה֙ רֹ֚חַב עֲשֶׂ֣רֶת אֲלָפִ֔ים וְקָדִ֗ימָה רֹ֚חַב עֲשֶׂ֣רֶת אֲלָפִ֔ים וְנֶ֕גְבָּה אֹ֕רֶךְ חֲמִשָּׁ֥ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֖ים אָ֑לֶף
וְהָיָ֥ה מִקְדַּשׁ־יְהוָ֖ה בְּתוֹכֽוֹ
10 And for them, the holy contribution will be for the priests, northward, twenty five thousand, and seaward, of breadth ten thousand, and eastward, of breadth ten thousand, and southward, in length twenty five thousand,
and the sanctuary of Yahweh will be in the midst of it.
3c 4C 62
10
לַכֹּהֲנִ֤ים הַֽמְקֻדָּשׁ֙ מִבְּנֵ֣י צָד֔וֹק אֲשֶׁ֥ר שָׁמְר֖וּ מִשְׁמַרְתִּ֑י
אֲשֶׁ֣ר לֹֽא־תָע֗וּ בִּתְעוֹת֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר תָּע֖וּ הַלְוִיִּֽם
11 For the priests, sanctified among the children of Zadok, who kept my watch,
who did not wander when the children of Israel wandered as the Levites wandered.
3e 4C 18
19
וְהָיְתָ֨ה לָהֶ֧ם תְּרוּמִיָּ֛ה מִתְּרוּמַ֥ת הָאָ֖רֶץ קֹ֣דֶשׁ קָדָשִׁ֑ים
אֶל־גְּב֖וּל הַלְוִיִּֽם
12 And it will be for them a contribution from the contributions of the land, holy of holies,
to the border of the Levites.
3c 4B 20
6
וְהַלְוִיִּ֗ם לְעֻמַּת֙ גְּב֣וּל הַכֹּהֲנִ֔ים חֲמִשָּׁ֨ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֥ים אֶ֙לֶף֙ אֹ֔רֶךְ וְרֹ֖חַב עֲשֶׂ֣רֶת אֲלָפִ֑ים
כָּל־אֹ֗רֶךְ חֲמִשָּׁ֤ה וְעֶשְׂרִים֙ אֶ֔לֶף וְרֹ֖חַב עֲשֶׂ֥רֶת אֲלָפִֽים
13 And the Levites set against the border of the priests, twenty five thousand in length, and breadth, ten thousand,
all in length, twenty five thousand, and breadth, ten thousand.
3e 4C 32
20
וְלֹא־יִמְכְּר֣וּ מִמֶּ֗נּוּ וְלֹ֥א יָמֵ֛ר וְלֹ֥א יַעֲבִ֖יר רֵאשִׁ֣ית הָאָ֑רֶץ
כִּי־קֹ֖דֶשׁ לַיהוָֽה
14 And they will not sell from it, nor exchange, nor bypass the first of the earth,
for holy it is to Yahweh.
3d 4B 22
4
וַחֲמֵ֨שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֜ים הַנּוֹתָ֣ר בָּרֹ֗חַב עַל־פְּנֵ֨י חֲמִשָּׁ֤ה וְעֶשְׂרִים֙ אֶ֔לֶף חֹֽל־ה֣וּא לָעִ֔יר לְמוֹשָׁ֖ב וּלְמִגְרָ֑שׁ
וְהָיְתָ֥ה הָעִ֖יר בְּתוֹכֽוֹ
15 And the five thousand that remain of the breadth over facing twenty five thousand, this is profane for the city, for settling, and for what is expelled,
and the city will be in the midst of it.
3e 4C 34
8
וְאֵלֶּה֮ מִדּוֹתֶיהָ֒ פְּאַ֣ת צָפ֗וֹן חֲמֵ֤שׁ מֵאוֹת֙ וְאַרְבַּ֣עַת אֲלָפִ֔ים וּפְאַת־נֶ֕גֶב חֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת וְאַרְבַּ֣עַת אֲלָפִ֑ים
וּמִפְּאַ֣ת קָדִ֗ים חֲמֵ֤שׁ מֵאוֹת֙ וְאַרְבַּ֣עַת אֲלָפִ֔ים וּפְאַת־יָ֕מָּה חֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת וְאַרְבַּ֥עַת אֲלָפִֽים
16 And these are the measures: the north quarter, four thousand and five hundred, and the Negev quarter, four thousand and five hundred,
and from the east quarter, four thousand and five hundred, and the seaward quarter, four thousand and five hundred.
3e 4C 37
31
וְהָיָ֣ה מִגְרָשׁ֮ לָעִיר֒ צָפ֙וֹנָה֙ חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים וּמָאתַ֔יִם וְנֶ֖גְבָּה חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים וּמָאתָ֑יִם
וְקָדִ֙ימָה֙ חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים וּמָאתַ֔יִם וְיָ֖מָּה חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים וּמָאתָֽיִם
17 And for what is expelled of the city, will be northward two hundred and fifty, and southward two hundred and fifty,
and eastward two hundred and fifty, and seaward two hundred and fifty.
3e 4B 26
20
וְהַנּוֹתָ֨ר בָּאֹ֜רֶךְ לְעֻמַּ֣ת ׀ תְּרוּמַ֣ת הַקֹּ֗דֶשׁ עֲשֶׂ֨רֶת אֲלָפִ֤ים קָדִ֙ימָה֙ וַעֲשֶׂ֤רֶת אֲלָפִים֙ יָ֔מָּה וְהָיָ֕ה לְעֻמַּ֖ת תְּרוּמַ֣ת הַקֹּ֑דֶשׁ
וְהָיְתָ֤ה תְבֽוּאָתוֹ֙ לְלֶ֔חֶם לְעֹבְדֵ֖י הָעִֽיר
18 And what is remaining of the length set against the holy contribution: ten thousand eastward, ten thousand seaward, and will be set against the holy contribution
and what comes of it will be for bread for the servants of the city.
3e 4C 46
15
וְהָעֹבֵ֖ד הָעִ֑יר
יַעַבְד֕וּהוּ מִכֹּ֖ל שִׁבְטֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל
19 And who serves the city,
will serve it from all the sceptres of Israel.
3e 4A 6
11
כָּל־הַתְּרוּמָ֗ה חֲמִשָּׁ֤ה וְעֶשְׂרִים֙ אֶ֔לֶף בַּחֲמִשָּׁ֥ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֖ים אָ֑לֶף
רְבִיעִ֗ית תָּרִ֙ימוּ֙ אֶת־תְּרוּמַ֣ת הַקֹּ֔דֶשׁ אֶל־אֲחֻזַּ֖ת הָעִֽיר
20 All the contribution, twenty five thousand by twenty five thousand.
Four-square you will contribute the holy contribution to the holding of the city.
3e 4C 21
19
וְהַנּוֹתָ֣ר לַנָּשִׂ֣יא מִזֶּ֣ה ׀ וּמִזֶּ֣ה ׀ לִתְרֽוּמַת־הַקֹּ֣דֶשׁ וְלַאֲחֻזַּ֪ת הָעִ֟יר אֶל־פְּנֵ֣י חֲמִשָּׁה֩ וְעֶשְׂרִ֨ים אֶ֥לֶף ׀ תְּרוּמָה֮ עַד־גְּב֣וּל קָדִימָה֒ וְיָ֗מָּה עַל־פְּ֠נֵי חֲמִשָּׁ֨ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֥ים אֶ֙לֶף֙ עַל־גְּב֣וּל יָ֔מָּה לְעֻמַּ֥ת חֲלָקִ֖ים לַנָּשִׂ֑יא
וְהָֽיְתָה֙ תְּרוּמַ֣ת הַקֹּ֔דֶשׁ וּמִקְדַּ֥שׁ הַבַּ֖יִת בְּתוֹכֽוֹ
21 And what is remaining is for the principal, from this or from that, of the holy contribution, and to the holding of the city by facing twenty five thousand, a contribution to the border of the eastward and seaward, over facing twenty five thousand on the border seaward, set against the divisions for the principal
and it will be the holy contribution, and the sanctuary of the house is in the midst of it.
3d 4B 73
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וּמֵאֲחֻזַּ֤ת הַלְוִיִּם֙ וּמֵאֲחֻזַּ֣ת הָעִ֔יר בְּת֛וֹךְ אֲשֶׁ֥ר לַנָּשִׂ֖יא יִֽהְיֶ֑ה
בֵּ֣ין ׀ גְּב֣וּל יְהוּדָ֗ה וּבֵין֙ גְּב֣וּל בִּנְיָמִ֔ן לַנָּשִׂ֖יא יִהְיֶֽה
22 And from the holdings of the Levites, and from the holdings of the city, in the midst of what is for the principal,
between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, is for the principal.
3d 4C 24
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וְיֶ֖תֶר הַשְּׁבָטִ֑ים
מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ימָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה בִּנְיָמִ֥ן אֶחָֽד
23 And the remainder of the bands:
from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Benjamin, one.
3d 4A 6
15
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל בִּנְיָמִ֗ן מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ימָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה שִׁמְע֥וֹן אֶחָֽד 24 And on the border of Benjamin, from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Simeon, one. 3d 4B 21
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל שִׁמְע֗וֹן מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ימָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה יִשָׂשכָ֥ר אֶחָֽד 25 And on the border of Simeon, from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Issachar, one. 3d 4B 21
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל יִשָׂשכָ֗ר מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛ימָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה זְבוּלֻ֥ן אֶחָֽד 26 And on the border of Issachar, from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Zebulun, one. 3d 4B 22
וְעַ֣ל ׀ גְּב֣וּל זְבוּלֻ֗ן מִפְּאַ֥ת קָדִ֛מָה עַד־פְּאַת־יָ֖מָּה גָּ֥ד אֶחָֽד 27 And on the border of Zebulun, from the eastward quarter to the seaward quarter, Gad, one. 3d 4B 20
וְעַל֙ גְּב֣וּל גָּ֔ד אֶל־פְּאַ֖ת נֶ֣גֶב תֵּימָ֑נָה
וְהָיָ֨ה גְב֜וּל מִתָּמָ֗ר מֵ֚י מְרִיבַ֣ת קָדֵ֔שׁ נַחֲלָ֖ה עַל־הַיָּ֥ם הַגָּדֽוֹל
28 And on the border of Gad by the Negev quarter, the south,
and the border will be from Tamar, the waters of Meribah Qadesh, an inheritance towards the great sea.
3e 4C 13
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זֹ֥את הָאָ֛רֶץ אֲשֶׁר־תַּפִּ֥ילוּ מִֽנַּחֲלָ֖ה לְשִׁבְטֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וְאֵ֙לֶּה֙ מַחְלְקוֹתָ֔ם נְאֻ֖ם אֲדֹנָ֥י יְהוִֽה
29 This is the land that you will let fall as inheritance to the bands of Israel,
and these are their divisions. An oracle of my Lord Yahweh.
3d 4B 19
14
וְאֵ֖לֶּה תּוֹצְאֹ֣ת הָעִ֑יר
מִפְּאַ֣ת צָפ֔וֹן חֲמֵ֥שׁ מֵא֛וֹת וְאַרְבַּ֥עַת אֲלָפִ֖ים מִדָּֽה
30 And these are the goings out of the city,
from the north quarter, four thousand and five hundred of measure.
3d 4B 7
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וְשַׁעֲרֵ֣י הָעִ֗יר עַל־שְׁמוֹת֙ שִׁבְטֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל שְׁעָרִ֥ים שְׁלוֹשָׁ֖ה צָפ֑וֹנָה
שַׁ֣עַר רְאוּבֵ֞ן אֶחָ֗ד שַׁ֤עַר יְהוּדָה֙ אֶחָ֔ד שַׁ֥עַר לֵוִ֖י אֶחָֽד
31 And the gates of the city are by the names of the sceptres of Israel: three gates northward,
the gate of Reuben, one, the gate of Judah, one, the gate of Levi, one.
3e 4C 23
20
וְאֶל־פְּאַ֣ת קָדִ֗ימָה חֲמֵ֤שׁ מֵאוֹת֙ וְאַרְבַּ֣עַת אֲלָפִ֔ים וּשְׁעָרִ֖ים שְׁלֹשָׁ֑ה
וְשַׁ֨עַר יוֹסֵ֜ף אֶחָ֗ד שַׁ֤עַר בִּנְיָמִן֙ אֶחָ֔ד שַׁ֥עַר דָּ֖ן אֶחָֽד
32 And to the eastward quarter, four thousand and five hundred, and three gates,
and the gate of Joseph, one, the gate of Benjamin, one, the gate of Dan, one.
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וּפְאַת־נֶ֗גְבָּה חֲמֵ֨שׁ מֵא֜וֹת וְאַרְבַּ֤עַת אֲלָפִים֙ מִדָּ֔ה וּשְׁעָרִ֖ים שְׁלֹשָׁ֑ה
שַׁ֣עַר שִׁמְע֞וֹן אֶחָ֗ד שַׁ֤עַר יִשָּׂשכָר֙ אֶחָ֔ד שַׁ֥עַר זְבוּלֻ֖ן אֶחָֽד
33 And the southward quarter, four thousand and five hundred by measure, and three gates:,
the gate of Simeon, one, the gate of Issachar, one, the gate of Zebulun, one.
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פְּאַת־יָ֗מָּה חֲמֵ֤שׁ מֵאוֹת֙ וְאַרְבַּ֣עַת אֲלָפִ֔ים שַֽׁעֲרֵיהֶ֖ם שְׁלֹשָׁ֑ה
שַׁ֣עַר גָּ֞ד אֶחָ֗ד שַׁ֤עַר אָשֵׁר֙ אֶחָ֔ד שַׁ֥עַר נַפְתָּלִ֖י אֶחָֽד
34 The seaward quarter, four thousand and five hundred, their three gates,
the gate of Gad, one, the gate of Asher, one, the gate of Naphtali, one.
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סָבִ֕יב שְׁמֹנָ֥ה עָשָׂ֖ר אָ֑לֶף
וְשֵׁם־הָעִ֥יר מִיּ֖וֹם יְהוָ֥ה ׀ שָֽׁמָּה
35 Round about, eighteen thousand.
And the name of the city from the day, Yahweh is towards there.
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