[b-hebrew] Re: g(r Psa. 106:9
vadim_lv at center-tv.net
Sat Dec 18 07:46:28 EST 2004
> PR$ could be either "horse" or "horseman." If it is taken as referring to horsemen, then it might seem likely that X"YLW would refer to foot soldiers. I think it more likely that it should be taken as "his horses" and to understand X"YLW as referring to the warriors who rode in the chariots -- no foot soldiers involved. The fact that this is a pursuit of a group which already had a head start would indicate that speed was of the essence and would thus militate against the use of foot. <
Chariots alone cannot fight a battle.
> In addition there is the admonition of Moses in 14.13
You might contend that if they escaped they would never see these Egyptians again, but I hardly think that is the significance of this passage. The clear implication is that every last man of them died. <
Moses says there is nothing more to fear. The refugees would see no other Egyptians. There would be no other pursuit.
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