14:11 But Amaziah would not heed the warning, 1 so King Jehoash of Israel attacked. 2 He and King Amaziah of Judah met face to face 3 in Beth Shemesh of Judah.
2 Kings 14:13Context
14:13 King Jehoash of Israel captured King Amaziah of Judah, son of Jehoash son of Ahaziah, in Beth Shemesh. He 4 attacked 5 Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate – a distance of about six hundred feet. 6
1 tn Heb “did not listen.”
2 tn Heb “went up.”
3 tn Heb “looked at each other [in the] face.”
4 tc The MT has the plural form of the verb, but the final vav (ו) is virtually dittographic. The word that immediately follows in the Hebrew text begins with a yod (י). The form should be emended to the singular, which is consistent in number with the verb (“he broke down”) that follows.
5 tn Heb “came to.”
6 tn Heb “four hundred cubits.” The standard cubit in the OT is assumed by most authorities to be about eighteen inches (45 cm) long.