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and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem to the sons of the Greeks, that you may remove them far from their territory. Bible

“the sons of the Greeks.” A Hebrew idiom for “the Greeks,” and many English versions read that way.

“remove them far from their territory.” Selling Jews to faraway places often ensured that they would never be able to return to Israel, even if they were freed from slavery.


Commentary for: Joel 3:6