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The Douay-Rheims Bible - slightly older than the KJV, renders the passage as such: 2Ki 3:27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall: and there was great indignation in Israel, and presently they departed from him, and returned into their own country. It may seem odd to say ...


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The Hebrew text does not contain a word that must be translated "divine", but instead "גָּד֥וֹל", which is often translated as "great", for example in Genesis 4:13. My punishment is too great to bear! The sacrifice of the King's heir caused an outburst of great anger from the Moabite soldiers who fought fiercely due to the King's sacrifice and drove ...



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