2 Raja-raja 15:27--16:9Konteks
15:27 In the fifty-second year of King Azariah’s reign over Judah, Pekah son of Remaliah became king over Israel. He reigned in Samaria 1 for twenty years. 15:28 He did evil in the sight of 2 the Lord; he did not repudiate 3 the sinful ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat who encouraged Israel to sin. 15:29 During Pekah’s reign over Israel, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria came and captured Ijon, Abel Beth Maacah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, 4 Gilead, and Galilee, including all the territory of Naphtali. He deported the people 5 to Assyria. 15:30 Hoshea son of Elah conspired against Pekah son of Remaliah. He assassinated him 6 and took his place as king, in the twentieth year of the reign of Jotham son of Uzziah.
15:32 In the second year of the reign of Israel’s King Pekah son of Remaliah, Uzziah’s son Jotham became king over Judah. 15:33 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. 8 His mother was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. 15:34 He did what the Lord approved, just as his father Uzziah had done. 9 15:35 But the high places were not eliminated; the people continued to offer sacrifices and burn incense on the high places. He built the Upper Gate to the Lord’s temple.
15:36 The rest of the events of Jotham’s reign, including his accomplishments, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Judah. 10 15:37 In those days the Lord prompted King Rezin of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah to attack Judah. 11 15:38 Jotham passed away 12 and was buried with his ancestors in the city of his ancestor David. His son Ahaz replaced him as king.
16:1 In the seventeenth year of the reign of Pekah son of Remaliah, Jotham’s son Ahaz became king over Judah. 16:2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. 13 He did not do what pleased the Lord his God, in contrast to his ancestor David. 14 16:3 He followed in the footsteps of 15 the kings of Israel. He passed his son through the fire, 16 a horrible sin practiced by the nations 17 whom the Lord drove out from before the Israelites. 16:4 He offered sacrifices and burned incense on the high places, on the hills, and under every green tree.
16:5 At that time King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel attacked Jerusalem. 18 They besieged Ahaz, 19 but were unable to conquer him. 20 16:6 (At that time King Rezin of Syria 21 recovered Elat for Syria; he drove the Judahites from there. 22 Syrians 23 arrived in Elat and live there to this very day.) 16:7 Ahaz sent messengers to King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your dependent. 24 March up and rescue me from the power 25 of the king of Syria and the king of Israel, who have attacked 26 me.” 16:8 Then Ahaz took the silver and gold that were 27 in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the royal palace and sent it as tribute 28 to the king of Assyria. 16:9 The king of Assyria responded favorably to his request; 29 he 30 attacked Damascus and captured it. He deported the people 31 to Kir and executed Rezin.
[16:5] 20 tn Heb “they were unable to fight.” The object must be supplied from the preceding sentence. Elsewhere when the Niphal infinitive of לָחָם (lakham) follows the verb יָכֹל (yakhol), the infinitive appears to have the force of “prevail against.” See Num 22:11; 1 Sam 17:9; and the parallel passage in Isa 7:1.
[16:6] 23 tc The consonantal text (Kethib), supported by many medieval Hebrew