Another Akkadianism in Ezekiel (and Daniel) לבש בדים = labiš kitê ‘clothed in linen"

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Benjamin D. Suchard

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Ezekiel 9 and 10 feature a supernatural figure described as a man “clothed in linen" (ּלָבֻשׁ בַּדִּים)” (Ezek . 9:2) . This article identifies this and related expressions (including those in Daniel) as calques of Akkadian labiš kitê, used to describe certain classes of priests or perhaps as a term for a class of priests itself.




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