15:22 King Asa ordered all the men of Judah (no exemptions were granted) to carry away the stones and wood that Baasha had used to build Ramah. 1 King Asa used the materials to build up 2 Geba (in Benjamin) and Mizpah.
1 Kings 18:12Context
18:12 But when I leave you, the Lord’s spirit will carry you away so I can’t find you. 3 If I go tell Ahab I’ve seen you, he won’t be able to find you and he will kill me. 4 That would not be fair, 5 because your servant has been a loyal follower of 6 the Lord from my youth.
1 tn Heb “and King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah, there was no one exempt, and they carried away the stones of Ramah and its wood which Baasha had built.”
2 tn Heb “and King Asa built with them.”
3 tn Heb “to [a place] which I do not know.”
4 tn Heb “and I will go to inform Ahab and he will not find you and he will kill me.”
5 tn The words “that would not be fair” are added to clarify the logic of Obadiah’s argument.