[b-hebrew] YERU

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 19:11:35 EDT 2012


On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:00 PM, George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>wrote:

> Yigal, I agree with you. "City of David" was what the fortress/citadel was
> called, rather than the entire city. However, this then seems to have taken
> on international significance with the king of Damascus referring to the
> "House of David", which I've argued is the Aramaic equivalent of "City of
> David", in the Tel Dan Inscription.
> Dean of Research,
> Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)

My understanding of the “house of David” on the Tel Dan inscription
referred to the Davidic dynasty, not to the city or palace.

Karl W. Randolph.
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