Gen 49:10 until tribute comes to him or Shiloh comes

Brian Sullivan bsullivan at
Thu Jun 21 00:30:52 EDT 2001

Greetings to all,

Michael E. Stone's 1997 paper The Axis of History at Qumrum
asserts the RSV translates Gen 49:10 as "The scepter shall not depart from
Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until tribute comes to
him; and the obedience of the peoples is his."

The RSV however renders the third phrase as 'until he comes to whom it
belongs.' Other common renderings are are 'until Shiloh comes' or similar.

Is there any reason to translate the phrase as Stone has done so?

Yours Sincerely,

Brian Sullivan

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