dispossess before you

David Stabnow dstabno at lifeway.com
Tue Feb 6 16:19:21 EST 2001

What is the meaning of _MN-PNH_ when it follows _YR$_? (It occurs as many
as 55 times in the MT.)

In Exod 34:24 God promises to "drive out the nations from before you." In
Num 33:52 Israel is cautioned, "you  must drive out the  inhabitants of the
land from before you." Does it mean that the enemies must be eradicated "as
you advance" (REB in Num)? Or does it mean that they must be eradicated
"from your very presence"? Or is it some kind of emphatic device?

Dave Stabnow

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