FW: RE: [b-hebrew] Rabshakeh vs. Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:19-22)

Patrina patrina at bestmail.us
Sat Aug 28 19:49:57 EDT 2004

On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 19:31:35 +0200, editor at sdbh.org said:
> Dear Walter,
> My impression is that not everybody in Judah was in agreement with
> Hezekiah's efforts to centralize the worship of YHWH. It seems that
> Rabshakeh brought this up because this was quite a hot item. Maybe he
> wanted to destabilize Hezekiah's position by bringing up this painful
> issue. The question whether YHWH was in agreement or not was a secondary
> issue, to my opinion.
> Best wishes,
> Reinier de Blois

I agree. I think it was politically savvy, hitting a sore spot with the
people, who had no need for centralisation.

Patrina Nuske Small
Adelaide, South Australia

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