[b-hebrew] The islands
vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Tue Jun 8 09:40:42 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.
Why? across the sea makes it either an island or another continent, both too
far away to be of any concern in Isaiah's time
> 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.
I'm very uncertain about your interpretation. Ashdod was already taken in
v.1, and Isaiah prophecied to someone else.
> 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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