2 Kings 18:34

Overview - 2 Kings 18
Hezekiah's good reign.
He destroys idolatry, and prospers.
The inhabitants of Samaria are carried captive for their sins.
13 Sennacherib invading Judah, is pacified by a tribute.
17 Rab-shakeh, by blasphemous persuasions, solicits the people to revolt.
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2 Kings 18:34  (King James Version)
Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?

the gods
19:13 Numbers 13:21 ; 2 Samuel 8:9 ; Jeremiah 49:23

Hamath, there is little doubt, was the Epiphania of the Greeks, as Josephus, Theodoret, and Jerome, expressly assert. It was a celebrated city of Syria, situated on the Orontes, and the present Hamah doubtless occupies its site; as Abulfeda, who was prince or emir of Hamah about A
D. 1345, ; expressly states, in his Description of Syria, that Hamah is an ancient city mentioned in the writings of the Israelites. It is still a considerable town, situated on both sides of the Orontes, about three days' journey and a half from Tripoli; and must contain, Burckhardt says, at least 2 Kings 18:30 2 Kings 18:000 ; inhabitants.

Arpad is probably the town of Arphas, mentioned by Josephus as limiting the province of Gamalitis, Gaulanitis, Batanea, and Trachonitis, to the N
E.; and the Raphan, or Raphanea, which Stephanus places near Epiphania.

the gods

Isaiah 36:18 Isaiah 36:19 ; Isaiah 37:11 Isaiah 37:12 Isaiah 37:18 Isaiah 37:19

have they delivered
2 Kings 17:6 2 Kings 17:23 2 Kings 17:24 2 Kings 17:30 2 Kings 17:31 2 Kings 19:12 2 Kings 19:13