Ezra in Aramaic (4:8)

Ezra 4:8

This is the first verse from the book Ezra of the Old Testament
written in Aramaic.

KJV –Rehnum the chancellor and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king in this sort:

 רְח֣וּם בְּעֵל־טְעֵ֗ם וְשִׁמְשַׁי֙ סָֽפְרָ֔א כְּתַ֛בוּ אִגְּרָ֥ה חֲדָ֖ה עַל־יְרוּשְׁלֶ֑ם לְאַרְתַּחְשַׁ֥שְׂתְּא מַלְכָּ֖א כְּנֵֽמָא׃

rǝḥûm bǝʿēl-ṭǝʿēm wǝšimšay sāpǝrāʾ kǝtabû ʾiggǝrâ ḥădâ ʿal-yǝrûšǝlem lǝʾartaḥšaśtǝʾ melekh kǝnēmāʾ

Vocabulary
רְח֣וּם- rǝḥûm- Rehum (name)
בְּעֵל -bǝʿēl -lord
טְעֵ֗ם - ṭǝʿēm - chancellor
וְשִׁמְשַׁי֙ - wǝšimšay -and Shimsai (sunny), satrap of Judaea
וְ - wǝ - and
סָֽפְרָ֔א - sāpǝrāʾ - scribe
כְּתַ֛בוּ - kǝtabû - wrote
אִגְּרָ֥ה - ʾiggǝrâ - letter
חֲדָ֖ה עַ - ḥădâ - a, one
עַל - ʿal - against
יְרוּשְׁלֶ֑ם - yǝrûšǝlem - Jerusalem (teaching of peace)
לְ - lǝ - to
אַרְתַּחְשַׁ֥שְׂתְּא - ʾartaḥšaśtǝʾ - Artaxerxes
מַלְכָּ֖א - melekh - the king
כְּנֵֽמָא - kǝnēmāʾ - sort, of this sort


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