The Letter to King Artaxerxes7In the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam and a Mithredath and Tabeel and the rest of their associates wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia. The letter was written b in Aramaic and translated. ▼
▼Hebrew written in Aramaic and translated in Aramaic, indicating that 4:8–6:18 is in Aramaic; another interpretation is The letter was written in the Aramaic script and set forth in the Aramaic language8Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king as follows: 9Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their associates, the d judges, the e governors, the officials, the Persians, the men of Erech, the Babylonians, the men of Susa, that is, the f Elamites, 10and the rest of the nations whom the great and noble g Osnappar deported and settled in the cities of Samaria and in the rest of the province Beyond the River.
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