Lachish 6: Reactions to Forwarded Correspondence (3.42E)
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Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; West Semitic Archival Documents; Letters; Hebrew Letters

Lachish 6: Reactions to Forwarded Correspondence (3.42E)

Subject: Jer 38:4

Salutation (line 1)

To my lord Yaush. May Yahweh make this time a good one for you.1

Letters that Weaken Resolve (lines 2–15)

Who is your servant (but) a dog that my lord should have sent (him) the king’s letter and those of the officials asking me to read them? The [officials’]2 statements are not good — (they are of a kind) to slacken your courage3 n and to weaken that of the men[…]. Won’t you w…

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“Lachish 6: Reactions to Forwarded Correspondence (3.42E)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 27 March 2017



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