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Alter
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Alter
Alter [Heb. šānâ] (Ps. 89:34); NEB CHANGE; [‘āḇar] (Est. 1:19); NEB REVOKE; [Aram haphel of enāy] (Ezr. 6:11f); NEB TAMPER WITH. The references in Ezra and Esther reflect the sacrosanct nature of official decrees in the ancient world, the penalty for tampering with which was generally death.