[b-hebrew] 2 Kings 18:16 - Pillars??
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 dont see the problem in admitting that we dont 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)
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