Saturday, October 27, 2018

Ezra 8

Verse 22 reveals more of the theological and the political frame of the times. Theology in the Bible: what is God / Yahweh said to do? What are the humans doing? Who is saying what God / Yahweh does? Does this change over the times? Lots of questions. First task: read the text. Second task, correct your impressions, traditions, prejudices, etc. A significant task that is somewhat without end.

Ezra 8 Fn Min Max Syll
וְאֵ֛לֶּה רָאשֵׁ֥י אֲבֹתֵיהֶ֖ם וְהִתְיַחְשָׂ֑ם
הָעֹלִ֣ים עִמִּ֗י בְּמַלְכ֛וּת אַרְתַּחְשַׁ֥סְתְּא הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ מִבָּבֶֽל
1 And these are the heads of their ancestors, and enrolled by genealogy,
who went up with me in the reign of Artaxerxes, the king, from Babel.
3d 4B 13
18
מִבְּנֵ֤י פִֽינְחָס֙ גֵּֽרְשֹׁ֔ם מִבְּנֵ֥י אִיתָמָ֖ר דָּנִיֵּ֑אל
מִבְּנֵ֥י דָוִ֖יד חַטּֽוּשׁ
2 From the children of Phineas, Gershom, from the children of Ithamar, Daniel,
from the children of David, Xatush.
3e 4C 15
6
מִבְּנֵ֣י שְׁכַנְיָ֔ה מִבְּנֵ֥י פַרְעֹ֖שׁ זְכַרְיָ֑ה
וְעִמּ֛וֹ הִתְיַחֵ֥שׂ לִזְכָרִ֖ים מֵאָ֥ה וַחֲמִשִּֽׁים
3 From the children of Shekanayah, from the children of Parosh, Zechariah,
and with him by genealogy, of the males, a hundred and fifty.
3d 4B 12
15
מִבְּנֵי֙ פַּחַ֣ת מוֹאָ֔ב אֶלְיְהֽוֹעֵינַ֖י בֶּן־זְרַֽחְיָ֑ה
וְעִמּ֖וֹ מָאתַ֥יִם הַזְּכָרִֽים
4 From the children of the viceroy of Moab, Elihoenai, child of Zeraxiah,
and with him, two hundred males.
3e 4B 15
8
מִבְּנֵ֥י שְׁכַנְיָ֖ה בֶּן־יַחֲזִיאֵ֑ל
וְעִמּ֕וֹ שְׁלֹ֥שׁ מֵא֖וֹת הַזְּכָרִֽים
5 From the children of Shekanayah, child of Yaxaziel,
and with him, three hundred males.
3e 4A 10
10
וּמִבְּנֵ֣י עָדִ֔ין עֶ֖בֶד בֶּן־יוֹנָתָ֑ן
וְעִמּ֖וֹ חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים
6 And from the children of Adin, Ebed child of Yonathan,
and with him, fifty males.
3e 4B 11
9
וּמִבְּנֵ֣י עֵילָ֔ם יְשַֽׁעְיָ֖ה בֶּן־עֲתַלְיָ֑ה
וְעִמּ֖וֹ שִׁבְעִ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים
7 And from the children of Eilam, Isaiah child of Ataliah,
and with him, seventy males.
3e 4B 12
8
וּמִבְּנֵ֣י שְׁפַטְיָ֔ה זְבַדְיָ֖ה בֶּן־מִֽיכָאֵ֑ל
וְעִמּ֖וֹ שְׁמֹנִ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים
8 And from the children of Shepatyah, Zebadiah child of Michael,
and with him, eighty males.
3e 4B 13
9
מִבְּנֵ֣י יוֹאָ֔ב עֹבַדְיָ֖ה בֶּן־יְחִיאֵ֑ל
וְעִמּ֕וֹ מָאתַ֛יִם וּשְׁמֹנָ֥ה עָשָׂ֖ר הַזְּכָרִֽים
9 From the children of Joab, Obadiah child of Yexiel,
and with him, two hundred and eighteen males.
3d 4B 11
13
וּמִבְּנֵ֥י שְׁלוֹמִ֖ית בֶּן־יוֹסִפְיָ֑ה
וְעִמּ֕וֹ מֵאָ֥ה וְשִׁשִּׁ֖ים הַזְּכָרִֽים
10 And from the children of Shelomit, child of Yosipyah,
and with him, a hundred and sixty males.
3e 4A 10
11
וּמִבְּנֵ֣י בֵבַ֔י זְכַרְיָ֖ה בֶּן־בֵּבָ֑י
וְעִמּ֕וֹ עֶשְׂרִ֥ים וּשְׁמֹנָ֖ה הַזְּכָרִֽים
11 And from the children of Bebai, Zechariah child of Bebai,
and with him, twenty eight males.
3e 4B 11
11
וּמִבְּנֵ֣י עַזְגָּ֔ד יוֹחָנָ֖ן בֶּן־הַקָּטָ֑ן
וְעִמּ֕וֹ מֵאָ֥ה וַעֲשָׂרָ֖ה הַזְּכָרִֽים
12 And from the children of Azgad, Jochanan child of the lesser,
and with him, a hundred and ten males.
3e 4B 12
12
וּמִבְּנֵ֣י אֲדֹנִיקָם֮ אַחֲרֹנִים֒ וְאֵ֣לֶּה שְׁמוֹתָ֔ם אֱלִיפֶ֖לֶט יְעִיאֵ֣ל וּֽשְׁמַעְיָ֑ה
וְעִמָּהֶ֖ם שִׁשִּׁ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים
13 And from the other children of Adonikam, and these are their names,
Eliphelet, Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them, sixty males.
3e 4B 27
9
וּמִבְּנֵ֥י בִגְוַ֖י עוּתַ֣י וְזַכּ֑וּר
וְעִמּ֖וֹ שִׁבְעִ֥ים הַזְּכָרִֽים
14 And from the children of Bigvai, Uthai and Zakkur,
and with him, seventy males.
3e 4B 10
8
וָֽאֶקְבְּצֵ֗ם אֶל־הַנָּהָר֙ הַבָּ֣א אֶֽל־אַהֲוָ֔א וַנַּחֲנֶ֥ה שָׁ֖ם יָמִ֣ים שְׁלֹשָׁ֑ה
וָאָבִ֤ינָה בָעָם֙ וּבַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים וּמִבְּנֵ֥י לֵוִ֖י לֹא־מָצָ֥אתִי שָֽׁם
15 And I collected them at the river that comes to Ahava, and we camped there three days.
And I discerned among the people and the priests, and from the children of Levi, I found none there.
3e 4C 24
20
וָאֶשְׁלְחָ֡ה לֶאֱלִיעֶ֡זֶר לַאֲרִיאֵ֡ל לִֽ֠שְׁמַעְיָה וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֨ן וּלְיָרִ֜יב וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֧ן וּלְנָתָ֛ן וְלִזְכַרְיָ֥ה וְלִמְשֻׁלָּ֖ם רָאשִׁ֑ים
וּלְיוֹיָרִ֥יב וּלְאֶלְנָתָ֖ן מְבִינִֽים
16 And I sent for Eliezar, for Ariel, for Shemiah, and for Elnathan, and for Yariv, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Mashallum, who are heads,
and for Yoariv, and for Elnathan, who are discerning.
3c 4A 40
11
וָאֲצַוֶּ֤ה אוֹתָם֙ עַל־אִדּ֣וֹ הָרֹ֔אשׁ בְּכָסִפְיָ֖א הַמָּק֑וֹם
וָאָשִׂימָה֩ בְּפִיהֶ֨ם דְּבָרִ֜ים לְ֠דַבֵּר אֶל־אִדּ֨וֹ אָחִ֤יו הַנְּתִינִים֙ בְּכָסִפְיָ֣א הַמָּק֔וֹם לְהָֽבִיא־לָ֥נוּ מְשָׁרְתִ֖ים לְבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ
17 And I commanded them to Ido, the head, at Kasaphya, the place,
and I put in their mouths words to speak to Ido, his kin the Nethinim, in Kasaphya, the place, to bring to us ministers for the house of our God.
3e 4C 18
42
וַיָּבִ֨יאּוּ לָ֜נוּ כְּיַד־אֱלֹהֵ֨ינוּ הַטּוֹבָ֤ה עָלֵ֙ינוּ֙ אִ֣ישׁ שֶׂ֔כֶל מִבְּנֵ֣י מַחְלִ֔י בֶּן־לֵוִ֖י בֶּן־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
וְשֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֛ה וּבָנָ֥יו וְאֶחָ֖יו שְׁמֹנָ֥ה עָשָֽׂר
18 And they brought to us, according to the hand of our good God over us, a man of insight from the children of Maxali, the child of Levi, the child of Israel,
both Sherebiah and his children and his kin, eighteen.
3d 4C 32
15
וְאֶת־חֲשַׁבְיָ֔ה וְאִתּ֥וֹ יְשַֽׁעְיָ֖ה מִבְּנֵ֣י מְרָרִ֑י
אֶחָ֥יו וּבְנֵיהֶ֖ם עֶשְׂרִֽים
19 And Xeshabyah, and with him, Isaiah from the children of Merari,
his kin and their children, twenty.
3e 4B 16
7
וּמִן־הַנְּתִינִ֗ים שֶׁנָּתַ֨ן דָּוִ֤יד וְהַשָּׂרִים֙ לַעֲבֹדַ֣ת הַלְוִיִּ֔ם נְתִינִ֖ים מָאתַ֣יִם וְעֶשְׂרִ֑ים
כֻּלָּ֖ם נִקְּב֥וּ בְשֵׁמֽוֹת
20 And from the Nethinim, David and the nobility had assigned for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim,
all of them drilled by name.
3e 4C 29
7
וָאֶקְרָ֨א שָׁ֥ם צוֹם֙ עַל־הַנָּהָ֣ר אַהֲוָ֔א לְהִתְעַנּ֖וֹת לִפְנֵ֣י אֱלֹהֵ֑ינוּ
לְבַקֵּ֤שׁ מִמֶּ֙נּוּ֙ דֶּ֣רֶךְ יְשָׁרָ֔ה לָ֥נוּ וּלְטַפֵּ֖נוּ וּלְכָל־רְכוּשֵֽׁנוּ
21 And I called there a fast by the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God,
to seek from him an upright way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our property.
3e 4C 22
23
כִּ֣י בֹ֗שְׁתִּי לִשְׁא֤וֹל מִן־הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ חַ֣יִל וּפָרָשִׁ֔ים לְעָזְרֵ֥נוּ מֵאוֹיֵ֖ב בַּדָּ֑רֶךְ
כִּֽי־אָמַ֨רְנוּ לַמֶּ֜לֶךְ לֵאמֹ֗ר יַד־אֱלֹהֵ֤ינוּ עַל־כָּל־מְבַקְשָׁיו֙ לְטוֹבָ֔ה וְעֻזּ֣וֹ וְאַפּ֔וֹ עַ֖ל כָּל־עֹזְבָֽיו
22 B For I was ashamed to request a force from the king, or cavaliers to help us from an enemy on the journey,
for we had said to the king, saying, The hand of our God is over all seeking him for good, and his strength and his anger is over all forsaking him.
3e 4C 25
31
וַנָּצ֛וּמָה וַנְּבַקְשָׁ֥ה מֵאֱלֹהֵ֖ינוּ עַל־זֹ֑את
וַיֵּעָתֵ֖ר לָֽנוּ
23 So we fasted and we sought from our God over this,
and he was petitioned for us.
3d 4A 14
6
וָאַבְדִּ֛ילָה מִשָּׂרֵ֥י הַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים שְׁנֵ֣ים עָשָׂ֑ר
לְשֵׁרֵֽבְיָ֣ה חֲשַׁבְיָ֔ה וְעִמָּהֶ֥ם מֵאֲחֵיהֶ֖ם עֲשָׂרָֽה
24 And I differentiated from the chief of the priests, twelve,
Sherebiah, Xeshabyah, and with them from their kin, ten.
3d 4B 15
18
וָאֶשְׁקֳלָ֣ה לָהֶ֔ם אֶת־הַכֶּ֥סֶף וְאֶת־הַזָּהָ֖ב וְאֶת־הַכֵּלִ֑ים
תְּרוּמַ֣ת בֵּית־אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ הַהֵרִ֙ימוּ֙ הַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ וְיֹעֲצָ֣יו וְשָׂרָ֔יו וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל הַנִּמְצָאִֽים
25 And I weighed for them the silver and the gold and the vessels, a contribution for the house of our God,
contributed by the king, and his counselors, and his nobility, and all Israel that were found.
3e 4B 20
31
וָאֶשְׁקֲלָ֨ה עַל־יָדָ֜ם כֶּ֗סֶף כִּכָּרִים֙ שֵֽׁשׁ־מֵא֣וֹת וַחֲמִשִּׁ֔ים וּכְלֵי־כֶ֥סֶף מֵאָ֖ה לְכִכָּרִ֑ים
זָהָ֖ב מֵאָ֥ה כִכָּֽר
26 And I weighed by their hand six hundred and fifty silver talents, and vessels of silver, a hundred talents,
gold, a hundred talents.
3e 4B 28
6
וּכְפֹרֵ֤י זָהָב֙ עֶשְׂרִ֔ים לַאֲדַרְכֹנִ֖ים אָ֑לֶף
וּכְלֵ֨י נְחֹ֜שֶׁת מֻצְהָ֤ב טוֹבָה֙ שְׁנַ֔יִם חֲמוּדֹ֖ת כַּזָּהָֽב
27 And twenty crocks of gold of a thousand darics,
and two fine yellow vessels of brass, as attractive as gold.
3e 4C 14
17
וָאֹמְרָ֣ה אֲלֵהֶ֗ם אַתֶּ֥ם קֹ֙דֶשׁ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וְהַכֵּלִ֖ים קֹ֑דֶשׁ
וְהַכֶּ֤סֶף וְהַזָּהָב֙ נְדָבָ֔ה לַיהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֥י אֲבֹתֵיכֶֽם
28 And I said to them, You are holy to Yahweh, and the vessels are holy,
and the silver and the gold, a freewill offering to Yahweh, the God of your ancestors.
3e 4C 18
20
שִׁקְד֣וּ וְשִׁמְר֗וּ עַֽד־תִּשְׁקְל֡וּ לִפְנֵי֩ שָׂרֵ֨י הַכֹּהֲנִ֧ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֛ם וְשָׂרֵֽי־הָאָב֥וֹת לְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל בִּירוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
הַלִּשְׁכ֖וֹת בֵּ֥ית יְהוָֽה
29 Be vigilant and guard, until you weigh before the chiefs of the priests, and the Levites, and the chiefs of the ancestors of Israel, in Jerusalem,
the chambers of the house of Yahweh.
3c 4B 34
6
וְקִבְּלוּ֙ הַכֹּהֲנִ֣ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֔ם מִשְׁקַ֛ל הַכֶּ֥סֶף וְהַזָּהָ֖ב וְהַכֵּלִ֑ים
לְהָבִ֥יא לִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם לְבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ
30 And the priests and the Levites received the appraisal of the silver and the gold and the vessels,
to bring to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
3d 4B 24
13
וַֽנִּסְעָ֞ה מִנְּהַ֣ר אַֽהֲוָ֗א בִּשְׁנֵ֤ים עָשָׂר֙ לַחֹ֣דֶשׁ הָרִאשׁ֔וֹן לָלֶ֖כֶת יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וְיַד־אֱלֹהֵ֙ינוּ֙ הָיְתָ֣ה עָלֵ֔ינוּ וַיַּ֨צִּילֵ֔נוּ מִכַּ֥ף אוֹיֵ֛ב וְאוֹרֵ֖ב עַל־הַדָּֽרֶךְ
31 And we pulled out from the river of Ahava on the twelfth of the first month to go to Jerusalem.
And the hand of our God was over us, and he delivered us from the palm of the enemy or ambush over the journey.
3d 4C 25
27
וַנָּב֖וֹא יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם
וַנֵּ֥שֶׁב שָׁ֖ם יָמִ֥ים שְׁלֹשָֽׁה
32 And we went to Jerusalem,
and we settled there three days.
3e 4A 7
9
וּבַיּ֣וֹם הָרְבִיעִ֡י נִשְׁקַ֣ל הַכֶּסֶף֩ וְהַזָּהָ֨ב וְהַכֵּלִ֜ים בְּבֵ֣ית אֱלֹהֵ֗ינוּ עַ֠ל יַד־מְרֵמ֤וֹת בֶּן־אֽוּרִיָּה֙ הַכֹּהֵ֔ן וְעִמּ֖וֹ אֶלְעָזָ֣ר בֶּן־פִּֽינְחָ֑ס
וְעִמָּהֶ֞ם יוֹזָבָ֧ד בֶּן־יֵשׁ֛וּעַ וְנֽוֹעַדְיָ֥ה בֶן־בִּנּ֖וּי הַלְוִיִּֽם
33 And on the fourth day, we weighed the silver and the gold and the vessels in the house of our God, by the hand of Meremot, child of Uriah the priest, and with him, Eleazar, child of Phineas,
and with them, Jozebad, child of Jeshua, Noadiah, child of Binnui, the Levites.
3c 4C 46
21
בְּמִסְפָּ֥ר בְּמִשְׁקָ֖ל לַכֹּ֑ל
וַיִּכָּתֵ֥ב כָּֽל־הַמִּשְׁקָ֖ל בָּעֵ֥ת הַהִֽיא
34 By count, by weight, for all,
and all the weight was written at that time.
3e 4A 8
12
הַ֠בָּאִים מֵֽהַשְּׁבִ֨י בְנֵֽי־הַגּוֹלָ֜ה הִקְרִ֥יבוּ עֹל֣וֹת ׀ לֵאלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל פָּרִ֨ים שְׁנֵים־עָשָׂ֤ר עַל־כָּל־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אֵילִ֣ים ׀ תִּשְׁעִ֣ים וְשִׁשָּׁ֗ה כְּבָשִׂים֙ שִׁבְעִ֣ים וְשִׁבְעָ֔ה צְפִירֵ֥י חַטָּ֖את שְׁנֵ֣ים עָשָׂ֑ר
הַכֹּ֖ל עוֹלָ֥ה לַיהוָֽה
35 ~ Those that had come from the captivity of the children of the exiled brought near burnt offerings to the God of Israel, young bulls, twelve for all Israel, rams, ninety six, young lambs, seventy seven, he-goats a sin offering of twelve,
all these, a burnt offering to Yahweh.
3e 4C 56
6
וַֽיִּתְּנ֣וּ ׀ אֶת־דָּתֵ֣י הַמֶּ֗לֶךְ לַאֲחַשְׁדַּרְפְּנֵי֙ הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ וּפַחֲו֖וֹת עֵ֣בֶר הַנָּהָ֑ר
וְנִשְּׂא֥וּ אֶת־הָעָ֖ם וְאֶת־בֵּֽית־הָאֱלֹהִֽים
36 And they put forth the dictates of the king to the satraps of the king, and to the viceroys beyond the river,
and they lifted up the people, and the house of God.
3e 4B 27
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