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Isaiah 19:18

Context
NETBible

At that time five cities 1  in the land of Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord who commands armies. One will be called the City of the Sun. 2 

XREF

Ge 11:1; De 10:20; Ne 10:29; Ps 68:31; Isa 2:11; Isa 11:11; Isa 19:19,21; Isa 27:13; Isa 45:23,24; Jer 12:16; Zep 3:9; Zec 2:11

NET © Notes

sn The significance of the number “five” in this context is uncertain. For a discussion of various proposals, see J. N. Oswalt, Isaiah (NICOT), 1:376-77.

tc The Hebrew text has עִיר הַהֶרֶס (’ir haheres, “City of Destruction”; cf. NASB, NIV) but this does not fit the positive emphasis of vv. 18-22. The Qumran scroll 1QIsaa and some medieval Hebrew mss read עִיר הָחֶרֶס (’ir hakheres, “City of the Sun,” i.e., Heliopolis). This reading also finds support from Symmachus’ Greek version, the Targum, and the Vulgate. See HALOT 257 s.v. חֶרֶס and HALOT 355 s.v. II חֶרֶס.



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