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1908 Excerpt: ...for in that case the preposition to would be
repeated. This clause must be taken as an independent sentence, And
the near to him were. The predicate is singular because it precedes
its subjects (Mtiller, Syntax, 133; see note). These near ones
belong to the class of the wise, because they answer the question
just put to them. This is a further evidence that the wise are not
astrologers. The author's idea is, that out of the class of the
wise men seven enjoyed a special proximity to the King. Near does
not refer to relationship or to rank, but, as the following words
show, to physical propinquity. On the names of these viziers, see
p. 68. In BT., U1, Mid., these names receive a host of allegorical
explanations.--The seven viziers of Persia and Media. The statement
that there were seven is confirmed by Ezr. 7"; Her. iii. 31, 84,
118; Xen. Anab. i. 64; Jos. Ant. xi. 31. According to these
passages seven chief judges held offices for life and decided all
questions that affected the conduct of the King. On Persia and
Media, see v.'.--Who continually beheld the face of the King, i.e.,
who were intimately associated with him (cf 2 S. 14"-" Mt. 1810).
According to Her., these seven chief nobles had access to the King
at all times, except when he was in the company of one of his
wives.--Who sat next to the royal throne, lit., who sat first in
the kingdom. Their thrones were probably set in the same relation
to that of Xerxes as those of the Amesha-Spentas to that of
Ahura-Mazda, namely, three on each side and one in front of the
King. dl paraphrases correctly, 'in the first row of the thrones of
the kingdom.' 16. Jos.1" + And he accused his wife, and told how he
had been insulted by her, and how, although she had been summoned
many times b...
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