[b-hebrew] Jer 52:12 vs 2 Kings 25:8

kgraham0938 at comcast.net kgraham0938 at comcast.net
Tue May 3 21:50:12 EDT 2005

I put this up on text criticism site @ Yahoo, so I figured I put it here as well.

I am assuming this is a variant, anyone got any ideas which reading it the correct one?


In the fifth month and 10th day...


In the fifth month and 7th day....


Kelton Graham 
KGRAHAM0938 at comcast.net

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> On Tue 3 May 2005 , tladatsi at charter.net wrote: 
> > Ameleq will be subject XRM because of what Ameleq did to Isreal during 
> > the exodus from Egypt. 
> > 
> > Lots of other tribes were also on-going military threats, the 
> > Midianites, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, etc. None of them were 
> > subject to XRM. The text of 1 Sam 15:2 is straight forward about why 
> > XRM was imposed. 
> Quite right, Jack. XeReM was imposed by the decree of YHWH in Exodus 17:16, 
> reinforced in Deuteronomy 25:19. The executive order to PQD this upon Ameleq 
> is in 1 Samuel 15:2. 
> Ameleq was a threat to Israel over and above the lesser hostility of the 
> other tribes you mention. The Amalekites were from Petra, descendants of 
> Esau (Genesis 36:12, 16; Antiquities 3:2). They tried to rally their 
> neighbours against Israel in the wilderness. They harried the stragglers of 
> Israel, then made a full frontal attack at Rephidim. This was an attempt to 
> destroy Israel, no less determined than Haman the *Agagite's* [Amalekite's] 
> attempt in the Book of Esther. 
> The Amalekites styled themselves Re'$iYT GoWYiM, the foremost of the nations 
> (Numbers 24:20). Israel was God's chosen nation; not Esau. "Jacob have I 
> loved, and Esau have I hated" (Malachi 1:2-3; Romans 9:13). 
> Ben 
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