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1 Chronicles 18:3

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18:3 David defeated King Hadadezer of Zobah as far as Hamath, when he went to extend his authority 1  to the Euphrates River. 2 

1 Chronicles 18:5

Context
18:5 The Arameans of Damascus came to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, but David killed 22,000 of the Arameans.

1 tn Heb “hand.”

2 tn Heb “when he went to set up his hand at the Euphrates River.” The Hebrew word יָד (yad, “hand”) is usually understood to mean “control” or “dominion” here. However, since יָד does occasionally refer to a monument, perhaps one could translate, “to set up his monument at the Euphrates River” (i.e., as a visible marker of the limits of his dominion). For another example of the Hiphil of נָצַב (natsav) used with יָד (“monument”), see 1 Sam 15:12.



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