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1 Kings 16:34

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16:34 During Ahab’s reign, 1  Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. 2  Abiram, his firstborn son, died when he laid the foundation; 3  Segub, his youngest son, died when he erected its gates, 4  just as the Lord had warned 5  through Joshua son of Nun. 6 

1 tn Heb “in his days.”

2 map For location see Map5 B2; Map6 E1; Map7 E1; Map8 E3; Map10 A2; Map11 A1.

3 tn Heb “with Abiram, his firstborn, he founded it.”

4 tn Heb “with Segub, his youngest, he set up its gates.”

5 tn Heb “according to the word of the Lord which he spoke.”

6 sn Warned through Joshua son of Nun. For the background to this statement, see Josh 6:26, where Joshua pronounces a curse on the one who dares to rebuild Jericho. Here that curse is viewed as a prophecy spoken by God through Joshua.



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