[b-hebrew] qetseph in 2Ki 3:27
lizfried at umich.edu
Sun Jul 6 14:39:38 EDT 2003
> -----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.
> Not to the author of Genesis, he's not. We must remember, that
> NONE of this is transmitted to us "objectively" or even through
> the eyes of the protagonists. What we see is what the authors
> wanted us to see.
I agree that we see what the author sees, but part of that is that
Pharaoh is a god whom YHWH defeats. He kills Pharao's first
born, also a god. It's a cosmic battle, which YHWH wins, and
in an away-game too!
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