mc2499 at mclink.it
Tue Sep 24 15:38:48 EDT 2002
Does anyone have thoughts on the significance of this verse
which talks of ships coming from Kittim to afflict Asshur
and Eber, (given that Assyria was a landlocked country -- at
least until the ninth century BCE)?
Could, for example, this Asshur be related not to Assyria
(the evil empire we know and love), but to Syria? There
does seem to be some alternation between the two: Josephus
calls the Seleucids kings of Assyria and Lucian from the
northern Syrian city of Samosata calls himself an Assyrian.
Is there any way to make sense of the verse as it was
written, given the problem of ships afflicting a landlocked
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