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Bibil Identifier bibil:117154
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Nahum and the Greek Tradition on Nineveh's Fall
Author Pinker, Aron
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 6, Issue: 8)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 15 pages.
Abstract Greek tradition does not provide consistent and reliable evidence that an unusual inundation contributed to the fall of Nineveh. The Babylonian chronicles do not mention such an extraordinary event nor have archaeological excavations at Nineveh produced any evidence in support of such notion. Nineveh's topography precludes the possibility of significant flooding by the Khosr canal. The various verses in Nahum that have been construed as supporting flooding in Nineveh find a reasonable figurative interpretation within a contextual scheme that does not involve flooding. The notion that Nineveh was captured through flooding should be discarded.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Nahum
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Niniveh
Pericopes Nahum 1,8
Nahum 2,7
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