Ezekiel 23:4
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New International Version
The older was named Oholah, and her sister was Oholibah. They were mine and gave birth to sons and daughters. Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.

Darby Bible Translation
And their names were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister; and they were mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names: Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah.

World English Bible
The names of them were Oholah the elder, and Oholibah her sister: and they became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Samaria is Oholah, and Jerusalem Oholibah.

Young's Literal Translation
And their names are Aholah the elder, And Aholibah her sister, And they are Mine, and bear sons and daughters. As to their names -- Samaria is Aholah, And Jerusalem is Aholibah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Son of man, there were two women - All the Hebrews were derived from one source, Abraham and Sarah; and, till the schism under Rehoboam, formed but one people: but as these ten tribes and a half separated from Judah and Benjamin, they became two distinct people under different kings; called the kingdom of Judah, and the kingdom of Israel. They are called here, because of their consanguinity, two sisters. The elder, Samaria, (for there was the seat of government for the kingdom of Israel), was called אהלה aholah, "a tent." The younger, Judah, was called אהליבה aholibah, "my tent is in her," because the temple of God was in Jerusalem, the seat of the government of the kingdom of Judah.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the names
The kingdom of Israel, of which Samaria was the capital, containing ten tribes, and occupying a larger extent of country than that of Judah, is therefore called `her elder sister;' and Aholah, the name given to her, implies that the whole religious establishment in Israel was a human invention, a temple and service of their own, and not God's appointment. Aholibah, the name given to Judah, implies that the worship established there was from God, and that His temple was truly at Jerusalem.

the elder

Ezekiel 16:40 They shall also bring up a company against you, and they shall stone you with stones, and thrust you through with their swords.

1 Kings 12:20 And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him to the congregation...

they were

Ezekiel 16:8,20 Now when I passed by you, and looked on you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you...

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure to me above all people...

Psalm 45:11-16 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship you him...

Jeremiah 2:2,3 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus said the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals...

Romans 7:4 Why, my brothers, you also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that you should be married to another...

Aholah. that is, His tent, or tabernacle

1 Kings 12:26-33 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David...

John 4:22 You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

Aholibah. that is, my tabernacle in her.

1 Kings 8:29 That your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, My name shall be there...

Psalm 76:2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation...

How those are to be Admonished who have had Experience of the Sins of the Flesh, and those who have Not.
(Admonition 29.) Differently to be admonished are those who are conscious of sins of the flesh, and those who know them not. For those who have had experience of the sins of the flesh are to be admonished that, at any rate after shipwreck, they should fear the sea, and feel horror at their risk of perdition at least when it has become known to them; lest, having been mercifully preserved after evil deeds committed, by wickedly repeating the same they die. Whence to the soul that sins and never
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Cross References
Jeremiah 3:6
During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.

Ezekiel 16:46
Your older sister was Samaria, who lived to the north of you with her daughters; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you with her daughters, was Sodom.

Ezekiel 23:3
They became prostitutes in Egypt, engaging in prostitution from their youth. In that land their breasts were fondled and their virgin bosoms caressed.

Ezekiel 23:5
"Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was still mine; and she lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians--warriors

Ezekiel 23:36
The LORD said to me: "Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah? Then confront them with their detestable practices,

Ezekiel 23:44
And they slept with her. As men sleep with a prostitute, so they slept with those lewd women, Oholah and Oholibah.

Hosea 1:3
So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

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