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2 Kings 9:27-29

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9:27 When King Ahaziah of Judah saw what happened, he took off 1  up the road to Beth Haggan. Jehu chased him and ordered, “Shoot him too.” They shot him while he was driving his chariot up the ascent of Gur near Ibleam. 2  He fled to Megiddo 3  and died there. 9:28 His servants took his body 4  back to Jerusalem 5  and buried him in his tomb with his ancestors in the city of David. 9:29 Ahaziah had become king over Judah in the eleventh year of Joram son of Ahab.

1 tn Heb “and Ahaziah king of Judah saw and fled.”

2 tn After Jehu’s order (“kill him too”), the MT has simply, “to the chariot in the ascent of Gur which is near Ibleam.” The main verb in the clause, “they shot him” (וַיִּכְהוּ, vayyikhhu), has been accidentally omitted by virtual haplography/homoioteleuton. Note that the immediately preceding form הַכֻּהוּ (hakkuhu), “shoot him,” ends with the same suffix.

3 map For location see Map1 D4; Map2 C1; Map4 C2; Map5 F2; Map7 B1.

4 tn Heb “drove him.”

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



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