* For he sacrificed.
This passage, says Mr. Hallet, greatly surprised me; for the
sacred historian is here represented as saying, "The gods of
Damascus had smitten Ahaz." But it is impossible to suppose
that an inspired author should say this; for the Scripture
every where represents the heathen idols as nothing and
vanity, and as incapable of doing either good or hurt. All
difficulty is avoided if we follow the old Hebrew copies, from
which the Greek translation was made: "And king Ahaz said, I
will seek to the gods of Damascus which have smitten me."
25:14 2Ki 16:12,13
* Damascus. Heb. Darmesek. Because the gods.
* sacrifice to them.
Jer 10:5 44:15-18
* But they were.
Isa 1:28 Jer 44:20-28 Ho 13:9