Meaning of 'R'L

George Athas gathas at
Wed Jul 22 04:09:11 EDT 1998

I'd like to gain the latest views on the troublesome word _'r'l_ which
appears in Line 12 of the Mesha Stele (w'šb mšm 't 'r'l dwdh w'sxbh lpny
kmš bqryt). What are people saying about its meaning and what evidence
are they citing?

Many thanks!
George Athas
 PhD (Cand.), University of Sydney
 Tutor of Hebrew, Moore Theological College
 Email: gathas at
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