EZEKIEL FRAGMENTS [40.583, 41.290, 43.082 {46, 231, 1166}]

Fragment identifications based on 43.082 {1166}

Ezekiel 10:5b-16 [40.583, 41.290, 43.082 {46, 231, 1166} Top Right Fragment]

10:5 Moreover, the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard as far as the outer court, like the voice of God Almighty when He speaks.

6 And it came about when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, "Take fire from between the whirling wheels, from between the cherubim," he entered and stood beside a wheel.

7 Then the cherub stretched out his hand from between the cherubim to the fire which was between the cherubim, took some and put it into the hands of the one clothed in linen, who took it and went out.

8 And the cherubim appeared to have the form of a man's hand under their wings.

9 Then I looked, and behold, four wheels beside the cherubim, one wheel beside one% cherub; and% one% wheel% beside% one% cherub% and the appearance of the wheels was like the gleam of a Tarshish stone.

10 And as for their appearance, all four of them had the same likeness, as if one wheel were within another wheel.

11 When they moved, they went in any of their four directions without turning as they went; but they followed in the direction which they faced, without turning as they went.

12 And their whole body, their backs, their hands, their wings, and the wheels were full of eyes all around, the wheels belonging to all four of them.

13 The wheels were called in my hearing, the whirling wheels.

14 And each one had four faces. The first face was the face of a cherub, the second face was the face of a man, and% the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

15 Then the cherubim rose up. They are the living beings that I saw by the river Chebar.

16 Now when the cherubim moved, the wheels would go beside them; also when the cherubim lifted up their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels would not turn from beside them.

Ezekiel 10:17-11:10 [40.583, 41.290, 43.082 {46, 231, 1166} Top Left Fragment]

17 When they% {NASB the cherubim$} stood still, they% {NASB the wheels$} would stand still; and when they rose up, they% {NASB the wheels$} would rise with them; for the spirit of the living beings was in them.

18 Then the glory of the LORD departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim.

19 When they% the cherubim departed, they lifted their wings and rose up from the earth in my sight with the wheels beside them; and they stood still at the entrance of the east gate of the LORD's house. And the glory of the God of Israel hovered over them.

20 These are the living beings that I saw beneath the God of Israel by the river Chebar; so I knew that they were cherubim.

21 Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and beneath their wings was the form of human hands.

22 As for the likeness of their faces, they were the same faces whose appearance I had seen by the river Chebar. Each one went straight ahead.

11:1 Moreover, the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the LORD's house which faced eastward. And behold, there were twenty-five men at the entrance of the gate, and among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people. ......................................

2 And He said to me, "Son of man, these are the men who devise iniquity and advise% {NASB give} evil advice in this city,

3 who say, `Is not the time near to build houses? This city is the pot and we are the flesh.'

4 "Therefore, prophesy against them, son of man, prophesy!"

5 Then the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and He said to me, "Say,' Thus says the LORD," So you think, house of Israel, for I know your thoughts.

6 "You have multiplied your slain in this city, filling its streets with them."

7 `Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of the city are the flesh, and this city is the pot; but I shall bring you out of it.

8 "You have feared a sword; so I will bring a sword upon you," the Lord GOD declares.

9 "And I shall bring you out of the midst of it% {NASB the city$}, and I shall deliver you into the hands of strangers and execute judgments against you.

10 "You will fall by the sword. I shall judge you to the border of Israel; so you shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 23:16-18a [40.583, 41.290, 43.082 {46, 231, 1166} Bottom Right, Right Column]

16 "And when she saw them she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea.

17 "And the Babylonians came to her to the bed of love, and they defiled her with their harlotry. And when she had been defiled by them, her% life% {NASB she} became disgusted with them.

18 "And she uncovered her harlotries and uncovered her nakedness; then I became disgusted with her, as I had become disgusted with her sister.

Ezekiel 23:44-47 [40.583, 41.290, 43.082 {46, 231, 1166} Bottom Right, Left Column]

44 "But they went in to her as they would go in to a harlot. Thus they went in to Oholah and to Oholibah, the lewd women.

45 "But they he, righteous men, will judge them with the judgment of adulteresses, and with the judgment of women who shed blood, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands. .................................................

46 "For thus says the Lord GOD, `Bring up a company against them, and give them over to terror and plunder.

47 `And the company will stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they will slay their sons and their daughters and burn their houses with fire.

Ezekiel 41:3-6a [40.583, 41.290, 43.082 {46, 231, 1166} Bottom Left]

3 Then he went inside and measured each side pillar of the doorway, two cubits, and the doorway, six cubits high; and the width of the doorway, seven cubits.

4 And he measured its length, twenty cubits, and the width, twenty cubits, before the nave; and he said to me, "This is the most holy place."

5 Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits; and the width of the side chambers, four cubits, all around about the house on every side.

6 And the side chambers were in three stories, one above another, and thirty in each story; and the side chambers extended to the wall which stood on their inward side all around, that they might be fastened, and not be fastened into the wall of the temple itself.

Key to the English Text Reconstructions

SIMILARITIES: Regular = MT yes, DSS yes; Italics = MT yes, DSS probable; Small Type = MT yes, DSS hole

DIFFERENCES: Italics/Bold (Blue) = MT yes, DSS no; Underline/Bold (Red) = DSS yes, MT no; Underline (Purple) = DSS probable, MT no

OTHER: .... = blank space, apparently with no writing; $ = present in NASB, but missing in MT; % = correction of NASB to make it reflect MT; Phrase in {brackets} = explanation.

ABBREVIATIONS: MT = Masoretic Text (1,000 years old); DSS = Dead Sea Scrolls (2,000 years old); NASB = New American Standard Bible, a literal English Bible translation