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8:1 trumpet. The urgent call for alarm (5:8) reports that Assyria, like an eagle (Deut. 28:49, 50; Is. 10:5, 6; Jer. 4:13; 48:40; Lam. 4:19; Hab. 1:8), is rapidly approaching to administer God’s judgment.
the house of the Lord. This expression can refer to the land as well as the temple (9:15).
my covenant . . . my law. Rebellion against the terms of the covenant was tantamount to rebellion against God Himself (4:6; 6:6, 7; 7:13; 8:12).