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Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him and struck him in the presence of the people, and killed him and reigned in his place. Bible

“in the presence of the people.” There is an Aramaic term at this point in the Hebrew text for “in the presence of” (or simply, “before”), which some scholars find problematic and assume is a late addition to the text, and thus they prefer to follow Lucian’s Greek version and thus read “at Ibleam.” Although there is no clear reason why an Aramaic term might appear here in the text, there is no clear reason to think it was not original.


Commentary for: 2 Kings 15:10