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And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, to Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
522. Artaxerxes (This Artaxerxes was one of the Magi, who usurped the throne after the death of Cambyses, for seven months, feigning himself to be Smerdis, brother of Cambyses: he is called Oropoestus by Justin, Smerdis by Herodotus, Mardus by AEschylus, and Sphendatates by Ctesias.)
Bishlam. or, in peace. companions. Heb. societies
Ezra 4:9,17 Then wrote Rehum the chancellor, and Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their companions; the Dinaites, the Apharsathchites...
Ezra 5:6 The copy of the letter that Tatnai, governor on this side the river, and Shetharboznai and his companions the Apharsachites...
the Syrian tongue (That is, probably, both the language and character were Syrian or Chaldaic; and therefore, from the
8th verse of this chapter, to ch.
Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which has put such a thing as this in the king's heart...
, the original is not Hebrew, but Chaldee, in those parts which consist of letters, decrees, etc., originally written in that language.)
2 Kings 18:26 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Syrian language...
Isaiah 36:11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah to Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray you, to your servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it...
Daniel 2:4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell your servants the dream...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter [was] written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
Topical BibleAramaean Aramaic Artaxerxes Ar-ta-xerx'es Associates Bishlam Character Colleagues Companions Forth Friends Interpreted Language Letter Mithredath Mith'redath Persia Rest Script Syrian Tabeel Tab'eel Text Tongue Translated Writing Written Wrote
Ezra Chapter 4 Verse 7
Alphabetical: a And Aramaic Artaxerxes associates Bishlam colleagues days from his in king language letter Mithredath of Persia rest script Tabeel text the to translated was written wrote
OT History: Ezra 4:7 In the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam (Ezr. Ez)