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

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Jul 6 20:14:53 EDT 2003

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

> > -----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
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> > Yigal
> 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!
> Liz
> > 
Dear Liz:

The pharaoh who was angered ( QCP ) was not the pharaoh who YHWH defeated. Yet the picture in Genesis is that that pharaoh was a mere mortal, to be replaced by a pharaoh “who knew not Joseph”.

Karl W. Randolph.
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