2 Raja-raja 16:5-18Konteks
16:5 At that time King Rezin of Syria and King Pekah son of Remaliah of Israel attacked Jerusalem. 1 They besieged Ahaz, 2 but were unable to conquer him. 3 16:6 (At that time King Rezin of Syria 4 recovered Elat for Syria; he drove the Judahites from there. 5 Syrians 6 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. 7 March up and rescue me from the power 8 of the king of Syria and the king of Israel, who have attacked 9 me.” 16:8 Then Ahaz took the silver and gold that were 10 in the Lord’s temple and in the treasuries of the royal palace and sent it as tribute 11 to the king of Assyria. 16:9 The king of Assyria responded favorably to his request; 12 he 13 attacked Damascus and captured it. He deported the people 14 to Kir and executed Rezin.
16:10 When King Ahaz went to meet with King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria in Damascus, he saw the altar there. 15 King Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest a drawing of the altar and a blueprint for its design. 16 16:11 Uriah the priest built an altar in conformity to the plans King Ahaz had sent from Damascus. 17 Uriah the priest finished it before King Ahaz arrived back from Damascus. 18 16:12 When the king arrived back from Damascus and 19 saw the altar, he approached it 20 and offered a sacrifice on it. 21 16:13 He offered his burnt sacrifice and his grain offering. He poured out his libation and sprinkled the blood from his peace offerings on the altar. 16:14 He moved the bronze altar that stood in the Lord’s presence from the front of the temple (between the altar and the Lord’s temple) and put it on the north side of the new 22 altar. 16:15 King Ahaz ordered Uriah the priest, “On the large altar 23 offer the morning burnt sacrifice, the evening grain offering, the royal burnt sacrifices and grain offering, the burnt sacrifice for all the people of Israel, their grain offering, and their libations. Sprinkle all the blood of the burnt sacrifice and other sacrifices on it. The bronze altar will be for my personal use.” 24 16:16 So Uriah the priest did exactly as 25 King Ahaz ordered.
16:17 King Ahaz took off the frames of the movable stands, and removed the basins from them. He took “The Sea” 26 down from the bronze bulls that supported it 27 and put it on the pavement. 16:18 He also removed the Sabbath awning 28 that had been built 29 in the temple and the king’s outer entranceway, on account of the king of Assyria. 30
[16:5] 3 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] 6 tc The consonantal text (Kethib), supported by many medieval Hebrew
[16:18] 28 tn The precise meaning of the Hebrew term מוּסַךְ (musakh; Qere) / מִיסַךְ (misakh; Kethib) is uncertain. For discussion see HALOT 557 s.v. מוּסַךְ and M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 189-90.
[16:18] 30 sn It is doubtful that Tiglath-pileser ordered these architectural changes. Ahaz probably made these changes so he could send some of the items and materials to the Assyrian king as tribute. See M. Cogan and H. Tadmor, II Kings (AB), 190, 193.