Ex. 34

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Sun Dec 2 09:41:24 EST 2001

Could the horns on Moses' head be a symbol of 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: ben merkle [mailto:benmerkle at moscow.com]
> Sent: Sat, December 01, 2001 2:08 PM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Ex. 34
> In Ex. 34 Moses comes down from the Mountain with the skin of his face
> shining (in modern English translations). I know there is a long medieval
> tradition of giving Moses horns instead. BDB gives Ex. 34 as the 
> only place
> where the root KRN indicates shining and everywhere else it seems to
> indicate horns of some sort. I think the imagery of "shining" is a lot
> better than horns, but personnal preference aside, is there any other
> justification for using translating KRN as shining?
> Thanks,
> Ben Merkle
> New Saint Andrews College
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