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2 Kings 15:10


Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against him; he assassinated him in Ibleam 1  and took his place as king.


1Ki 15:28; 1Ki 16:9,10; 2Ki 9:24,31; 2Ki 15:14,25,30; Ho 1:4,5

NET © Notes

tc The MT reads, “and he struck him down before the people and killed him” (cf. KJV, ASV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT). However, the reading קָבָל עָם (qavalam), “before the people,” is problematic to some because קָבָל is a relatively late Aramaic term. Nevertheless, the Aramaic term qobel certainly antedates the writing of Kings. The bigger problem seems to be the unnecessary intrusion of an Aramaic word at all here. Most interpreters prefer to follow Lucian’s Greek version and read “in Ibleam” (בְיִבְלְעָם, bÿivleam). Cf. NAB, TEV.

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