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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA STUDY: EDOM, NOT BABYLON DESTROYED FIRST TEMPLE

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Friedman notes that in II Chronicles 36 the destruction of the Temple, buildings, and wall are described but, unlike in the other descriptions, the palace is not mentioned. The description in Jeremiah 52, what the professor describes as “the fullest account of the final events in Judah that year”, omits the destruction of the temple. The other three descriptions Friedman labels “abbreviated summary reports”. Friedman attributes the omission of the palace in Jeremiah to haplography, the most common scribal error in which while copying the manuscript, the scribe’s eye jumps from a word to its next occurrence in the text. Friedman suggests that the original text in Jeremiah read, “the house of Yahweh [God] and the house of the king,” with the scribal copy omitting the words “the house of God.” (READ MORE)

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