Notes on 2 Kings 9:36-37

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  • 1 Rutgers University, New Brunswick, n.j., U.S.A.

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This article address several issues relevant to 2 Kgs 9:36-37. The most crucial of these is that the first word in v. 37, Ketiv והית / Qeri וְהָיְתָה, should stand, contra the recent proposal by Jerome Walsh to read the noun ‘ruin, destruction’ here.

  • 11

    For earlier treatment, see Rendsburg, Israelian Hebrew in the Book of Kings, pp. 118-119.

  • 13

    Gary A. Rendsburg, “Qeṭaʿ Šenat ha-Yovel (Vayyiqraʾ 25:8-24) ke-Ḥibbur Ṣefoni,” Meḥqarim be-Lashon 11-12 (2008) = Sefer ha-Yovel le-ʾAvi Hurvitz, pp. 297-308.

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  • 17

    Rendsburg, Israelian Hebrew in the Book of Kings, pp. 111-119.

  • 19

    Joosten, The Verbal System of Biblical Hebrew, p. 227.

  • 20

    Ibid., pp. 224-225.

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