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7:2 And cast out the house of Yehuveh’s strengths, removing their resources and wealth, and burying their leaders and people, to Yehuveh’s affliction,
Bible, KJV Translation:
7:2 When they had sent unto the house of God Sherezer and Regemmelech, and their men, to pray before the LORD,
Yehuveh’s Tenth Sign in the Heavens: Commentary on Zechariah 7:1-14 (16 December 2008):
Significant Words and Comments:
Significant Words in Zechariah 7:2 (16 December 2008): When or now is a stretch of the prefix vov which is just a connecting word, usually translated as and, but, or, or nor.
Had sent more correctly reads, had been sent out or had been cast out. Sent is from the primary root verb shalach [H7971], meaning “to send away, for, or out; push away; leave.” It is clear this verb indicates dispersion, repulsion, departure. Shalach is the verb used in Jeremiah 24:5 “Thus saith Yehuveh, the Elohim of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.” Later Jeremiah uses shalach to describe Yehuveh’s dealings with Hananiah, the false prophet: “Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; Yehuveh hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie. Therefore thus saith Yehuveh; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against Yehuveh.” Shalach is used ten times in Zechariah [1:10; 2:8, 9, 12; 4:9; 6:15; 7:2, 12; 8:10; 9:11]; shalach is also discussed in notes on Daniel 11:42. Jeremiah 28:15-16.
Note that unto is a supplied word not represented in the Hebrew, thus it is the house of Elohim (discussed below) which is sent (cast out), rather than the place to which someone else is sent.
The house of God, the house of El [from house, H1004, plus El, H0430], is identical in Hebrew to the name Bethel [H1008], the location where Jacob dreamed of seeing a ladder which reached up to Yehuveh. Later Yehuveh spoke to him: “I am the Elohim of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto Me.” Bethel remained a spiritual stronghold long into Israel’s history. Samuel regularly visited Bethel in his instruction and judging of Israel. But in the separation of the rebellious northern kingdom, under Jeroboam, Bethel was the city where he established a worship center and ceremonies in direct opposition to Yehuveh’s instructions: “Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month [equivalent to the end of October, thus likely the origin of our present Halloween], like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.” From that time to the present, Bethel, the house of Elohim, has been symbol of utter rebellion against Yehuveh. Zechariah 7:2 clearly states that Yehuveh Himself is to cast out every aspect of this rebellion and false worship in the events which occur on and follow 2 December 2008. Genesis 31:13; 1 Samuel 7:16; 1 Kings 12:32.
Originally Written: 24 October 2008
Latest Update: 16 December 2008
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