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Chariots of the Sun

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RSV translation in 2 Kings 23:11 for a sculpture that Josiah removed from the Jerusalem Temple. Other translations speak of horses the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. The Assyrians called the sun god, “chariot rider,” so this could represent statuary introduced when Judah began to pay tribute to the Assyrian kings. Deuteronomy 17:3 records God's injunction to Israel not to worship the sun, but Ezekiel attested to persons in the Temple worshiping the sun ( Ezekiel 8:16 ).


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Chariots of the Sun'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/c/chariots-of-the-sun.html. 1991.

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the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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