[b-hebrew] The islands

Reinier de Blois r.de.blois at solcon.nl
Tue Jun 8 07:31:56 EDT 2004

OK, let me give you another one. Jer 25:22: "all the kings of Tyre, all
the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the )IY across the sea." This is
more likely to be a coastland than an island.

An even more convincing one is the one I already mentioned in an earlier
contribution: Isa 20:6 "and the inhabitants of this )IY will say ..."
This refers back to the people of Ashdod mentioned in verse 1.

Best wishes,

Reinier de Blois

> Reinier, while in general I agree with you, I don't think 
> this example 
> proves anything. It is at least possible to understand "the 
> inhabitants 
> of the COASTLAND/ISLAND" as the people of Tyre, which, as 
> Yigal points 
> out, was an island, with the parallelism being the common one between 
> Tyre and Sidon, also seen in v.4 where the "fortress of the sea" is 
> surely Tyre.
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/

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