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and the rest of the nations whom the great and noble Osnappar brought over and set in the city of Samaria, and in the rest of the country beyond the River, and so forth, wrote. Bible

“Osnappar.” This is apparently the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal.

“brought over.” This is a reference to the fact that the people the Assyrians brought into Israel were from beyond the Euphrates River, and had to be “brought over” it to Israel. The prophet Ahijah foretold that Israel would be carried away captive and scattered “beyond the river” (1 Kings 14:15).


Commentary for: Ezra 4:10