Out of Edom

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Sun Oct 22 14:47:12 EDT 2000

The verse in question, which has parallels in Habakkuk 3 and Deut. 33,
need not necessarily refer to the Sinai theophanym but to the origin of
Yahwistic religion in the southern, mountainous areas of Palestine.
Edom, Paran  and Sei'r are menrtioned as well as Sinai.
I seem to remember a New Kingdom Egyptian text mentioning YHWH or YHW'
in Edom. Can anyone confirm (or refute) this?
Jonathan D. Safren
Dept. of Biblical Studies
Beit Berl College
44905 Beit Berl Post Office

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