Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 4 Volume 13

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Excerpt: ... W. R. Smith, Prophets of Israel,2 415 sqq.; O. C. Whitehouse, Isaiah, pp. 20 sqq., 372; J. Skinner, Kings, p. 43 seq.; T. K. Cheyne, Ency. Bib. col. 2058, n. 1, and references. 2 The chief dates are: 720, defeat of a coalition (Hamath, Gaza and Mu ri) at ar ar in north Syria and Raphia (S. Palestine); 715, a rising of Mu ri and Arabian tribes; 713-711, revolt and capture of Ashdod (cp. Is. xx.). That Judah was invaded on this latter occasion is not improbable. 3 Melu a is held by many critics to be N.W. Arabia; the identification of Mu ri is uncertain, see below. 4 The phrase was a favourite one of Rib-Addi, king of Gebal (Byblus), in the 15th century B.C.; Tell-el-Amarna Letters (ed. Knudtzon), Nos. 74, 79, &c. Jeremiah (v. 27) uses the simile in a different way. For a discussion of Sennacherib
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