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Zechariah 5:5-11: Why an ephah?

In: Vetus Testamentum
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Matthew Seufert Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 18022 Ridgewood Lansing, il 60438 matthew.seufert@gmail.com

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Scholars have offered many suggestions for understanding the ephah in Zechariah 5:5-11 without consensus. An allusion to Jeremiah 3:2 offers a new possibility. The הָאֵיפָה (ephah) in Zechariah recalls and localizes the אֵיפֹה (where) of Israel’s harlotry recounted in Jeremiah.

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