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2 Kings 18:17

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18:17 The king of Assyria sent his commanding general, the chief eunuch, and the chief adviser 1  from Lachish to King Hezekiah in Jerusalem, 2  along with a large army. They went up and arrived at Jerusalem. They went 3  and stood at the conduit of the upper pool which is located on the road to the field where they wash and dry cloth. 4 

2 Kings 18:35

Context
18:35 Who among all the gods of the lands has rescued their lands from my power? So how can the Lord rescue Jerusalem from my power?’” 5 

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

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

3 tn Heb “and they went up and came.”

4 tn Heb “the field of the washer.”

5 tn Heb “that the Lord might rescue Jerusalem from my hand?” The logic runs as follows: Since no god has ever been able to withstand the Assyrian onslaught, how can the people of Jerusalem possibly think the Lord will rescue them?



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