[b-hebrew] 1 Samuel 7:2

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed May 18 06:22:26 EDT 2005

On 18/05/2005 09:24, Sesamo m. wrote:

> ...
> So, going back to 1 Sam 7:2: "And it came to pass, from the day that 
> the ark abode in Kiriath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was 
> twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after Jehovah." I 
> think the 20 years were the period since the ark was carried to 
> Kiriath-jearim until 'all the house of Israel lamented after Jehovah' 
> and were gathered to Mizpah.
Thank you, Sergio and also Karl, for your thoughts on the chronology.

But is your opinion in the last sentence above based on the Hebrew text 
of this verse, or is it influenced by your chronological reconstruction? 
That is why I initially asked the question without mentioning the 

Peter Kirk
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