Re: [ANE-2] Esarhaddon?
- Why does Ezra 4.1 mention Esarhaddon? Perhaps it's a characterisation showing that the opponents of the Jerusalem community were clutching at straws and making it up as they went along? They wanted to find some reason that would convince the Jerusalem community that they should be involved in the building, so they made it up. The Jerusalem community could go back to Cyrus, but they could go back to... um... er... Esarhaddon! Yes, he'll do!
(Just thinking out loud here-or whatever the form of that saying should be when you're writing.)
Dean of Research,
Moore Theological College (moore.edu.au)
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