Verse 30. "Cause it to be heard unto Laish, O poor Anothoth "Hearken unto her, O Laish; answer her, O Anathoth!"" - I follow in this the Syriac Version. The prophet plainly alludes to the name of the place, and with a peculiar propriety, if it had its name frown its remarkable echo. " twtn[ anathoth, responsiones: eadem ratio nominis, quae in tn[ tyb beith anath, locus echus; nam hodienum ejus rudera ostenduntur in valle, scil. in medio montium, ut referent Robertus in Itiner. p. 70, et Monconnysius, p. 301." Simonis Onomasticon Vet. Test. - L. Anathoth-Answers, replies; for the same reason that Bethany, tn[ tyb berth anath, had its name, the house of echo; the remains of which are still shown in the valley, i.e., among the mountains.
Verse 33. "Shall lop the bough with terror" - hrap purah; but hrwp purah, wine-press, is the reading of twenty-six of Kennicott's and twenty-three of De Rossi's MSS., four ancient editions, with Symmachus, Theodotion, and the Chaldee.
Verse 34. "Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one" - rydab beaddir, the angel of the Lord, who smote them, Kimchi. And so Vitringa understandls it. Others translate, "The high cedars of Lebanon shall fall:" but the king of Assyria is the person who shall be overthrown.