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Title: Heavenly Chariots and Earthly Rebellion in Zechariah 6
Author(s): ROGLAND, Max
Volume: 95 Issue: 1 Date: 2014
This article proposes that Zech 6,5 מהתיצב על־אדון כל־הארץ indicates that the heavenly chariots are sent forth in response to rebellion against the Lord. It argues that מן plus the infinitive has a causal force and that התיעב על means 'to take a stand (in opposition or rebellion)' (cf. Ps 2,2) rather than 'to present oneself'. This rebellion is the antecedent of the pronominal suffix in v. 6's אשר־בה, indicating the object against which the chariotry is going forth. Rather than being the narrative of a peaceful patrol, the vision indicates that God's emissaries are engaged in warfare.