[b-hebrew] The islands

VC 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 regards,

Vadim Cherny

>
> 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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