[b-hebrew] 2 Kings 18:16 - Pillars??

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 31 21:55:12 EST 2005

  Absolutely correct in principle,  Karl.
  (Except if one is a commentator or a translator)

Karl Randolph <kwrandolph at email.com> wrote:

I don’t see the problem in admitting that we don’t know what it means.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" 

> This is the crucial evidence which shows that "shields" does make 
> sense in the context. (Note that I am not supporting the textual 
> emendation, but suggesting a different meaning for the extant 
> Hebrew text.) Rehoboam was forced to pay off Shishak with golden 
> shields. Hezekiah was forced to pay off Sennacherib with golden 
> 'OMNOT. The parallel is so close that it is almost compelling, in 
> my opinion.
> -- Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
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