1 The place to which Assyria’s king Tiglath-pileser (ca. 745–727 BCE) took his Damascus captives (2Kgs 16:9). It was remembered by Amos (Amos 9:7) as the ancestral home of the Syrians, to which they were condemned to return (Amos 1:5). It may also have been the source of allies in the action Isaiah anticipated against Judah (Isa 22:6). The precise location is unknown. 2 The Moabite city Kir-hareseth, a Moabite capital (Isa 15:1), identified with modern el-Kerak.
9The king of Assyria listened to him; the king of Assyria marched up against Damascus, and took it, carrying its people captive to Kir; then he killed Rezin.
7Are you not like the Ethiopians to me,
O people of Israel? says the Lord.
Did I not bring Israel up from the land of Egypt,
and the Philistines from Caphtor an ... View more
5I will break the gate bars of Damascus,
and cut off the inhabitants from the Valley of Aven,
and the one who holds the scepter from Beth-eden;
and the people o ... View more
6Elam bore the quiver
with chariots and cavalry,
and Kir uncovered the shield.
An Oracle concerning Moab
1An oracle concerning Moab.
Because Ar is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone;
because Kir is laid waste in a night,
Moab is undone ... View more