[b-hebrew] Genesis 25:25, Different Lexemes & No Puns?
kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Sep 17 13:14:29 EDT 2005
This event is written not as a parable, but as a history. As
history, it has a perfectly logical cause and effect without
needing to resort to calling it punny.
I see what you and others are claiming. At the same time,
I say that your claim does not fit the literary style in which
the pericope is written. In short, the story gives the origin
of the person, the origin of his nickname, the plot of land
where he settled down which was named after his
nickname, and that his descendents were also called by
his nickname. In such a context, that is not a pun. The
context argues against this being taken as a pun.
Look at the context.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George F Somsel" <gfsomsel at juno.com>
> It's very like the situation with a joke. If it must be explained to
> you, then you just don't get it. It seems that almost everyone else
> "gets it" so I find it puzzling that it's incomprehensible to you. I
> suppose there's simply no point in trying to explain it.
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