[b-hebrew] qetseph in 2Ki 3:27

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sat Jul 5 15:57:46 EDT 2003

Dear Liz:

Though pharaoh considered himself a god, did the writer of Genesis agree with that? I don’t thinks so. My understanding of Genesis indicates that the writer thereof considered pharaoh a person of very high status, but still just a man.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>

> Dear Karl,
> Just a note to point out that it is not merely a superior to an inferior,
> it is always from a god (except in Esther).
> Pharaoh is a god.
> Liz
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org

> > 
 as a verb, it is always from a superior onto an
> > inferior, e.g. pharoah onto his baker and cupbearer, God onto Israel.
> >
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