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Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
The high priest
or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a
defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.
2 Kings 18:37
Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, who was over the household, and Shebna the scribe and Joah the son of Asaph, the recorder, came to Hezekiah with their clothes torn and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
2 Kings 19:1
And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth and entered the house of the Lord.
Yet the king and all his servants who heard all these words were
not afraid, nor did they rend their garments.
Tearing his clothes, the high priest *said, “What further need do we have of witnesses?
tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days.
spoke to him with these words, “ The Hebrew slave, whom you brought to us, came in to me to make sport of me;
You have heard the
blasphemy; how does it seem to you?” And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death.
Then they said, “What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”