[b-hebrew] qetseph in 2Ki 3:27

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Jul 2 16:17:46 EDT 2003

On Wednesday 02 July 2003 14:24, Jim West wrote:
> Take a look at P. Derchain, "Le plus anciens temoignages de sacrifices
> d'enfants chez les Semites occidentaux" in VT 20 (1970) 351-55.
> According to Hobbs (Word Biblical Commentary) the  wrath implies a) the
> battle suddenly went against them or b) they withdrew from the field in
> disgust.
> Cohn (Berith Olam) opines that the verse is from the perspective of Moab
> and explains Israel's withdrawal.

That still leaves me wondering why a redactor of Kings would leave such a 
verse from Moab's perspective in the story.

Dave Washburn
"God does a lot of things in the Psalms
that He can't get away with in systematic theology."

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