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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 4

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In that day, seven women shall take hold of one man, saying,

1“We will eat our own food And wear our own clothes; Only let us be called by your name— Take away our disgrace!” 2 a for the interpretation of this verse, cf. 28.5 . For “radiance,” cf. Septuagint and the Syriac ßemπa, and for “splendor,” cf. the meaning of peri in 10.12 . In that day, The radiance of the LORD Will lend beauty and glory, And the splendor of b‐ Emendation yields “my Lord”; cf. the parallelism (in reverse order) in 3.17 . the land ‐b Emendation yields “my Lord”; cf. the parallelism (in reverse order) in 3.17 . [Will give] dignity and majesty, To the survivors of Israel. 3And those who remain in Zion And are left in Jerusalem— All who are inscribed for life in Jerusalem— Shall be called holy. 4When my Lord has washed away The filth of c‐ Emendation yields “Daughter Zion,” i.e., Zion personified; cf. 1.8 and note. the daughters of Zion, ‐c Emendation yields “Daughter Zion,” i.e., Zion personified; cf. 1.8 and note. And from Jerusalem's midst Has rinsed out her infamy— In a spirit of judgment And in a spirit of purging—

5the LORD will create d Emendation yields “spread”; cf. Ps. 105.39 . over the whole shrine and meeting place of Mount Zion cloud by day and smoke with a glow of flaming fire by night. Indeed, over e‐ Emendation yields “His whole shrine.” all the glory ‐e Emendation yields “His whole shrine.” shall hang a canopy, 6which shall serve as a pavilion for shade from heat by day and as a shelter for protection against drenching rain.

Notes:

a for the interpretation of this verse, cf. 28.5 . For “radiance,” cf. Septuagint and the Syriac ßemπa, and for “splendor,” cf. the meaning of peri in 10.12 .

b‐b Emendation yields “my Lord”; cf. the parallelism (in reverse order) in 3.17 .

c‐c Emendation yields “Daughter Zion,” i.e., Zion personified; cf. 1.8 and note.

d Emendation yields “spread”; cf. Ps. 105.39 .

e‐e Emendation yields “His whole shrine.”

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