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2 Kings 18:16-17

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18:16 At that time King Hezekiah of Judah stripped the metal overlays from the doors of the Lord’s temple and from the posts which he had plated 1  and gave them to the king of Assyria.

18:17 The king of Assyria sent his commanding general, the chief eunuch, and the chief adviser 2  from Lachish to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem, 3  along with a large army. They went up and arrived at Jerusalem. They went 4  and stood at the conduit of the upper pool which is located on the road to the field where they wash and dry cloth. 5 

1 tn Heb “At that time Hezekiah stripped the doors of the Lord’s temple, and the posts which Hezekiah king of Judah had plated.”

2 sn For a discussion of these titles see M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 229-30.

3 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

4 tn Heb “and they went up and came.”

5 tn Heb “the field of the washer.”



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