[b-hebrew] thmt as agent in Ex. 15:5

C. Stirling Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 20 12:19:34 EST 2004

The agent in Ex 15:5 MT shifts to thmt which raises a number of questions
about what is going on here.  Note that the LXX apparently doesn't like this
and reduces the status of thmt to the dative ponto leaving the agent
unchanged from verse four. Perhaps the LXX is driven here by an
anti-mythological motivation?

Ex. 15:4 mrkbt pr(h wxylw yrh byM wmbxr $l$yw +b(w byM-swP
Ex. 15:5 thmt yksymw yrdw bmcwlt kmw-)bN

Ex. 15:4 armata Pharao kai ten dunamin autou erripsen eis thalassan
epilektous anabatas tristatas katepontisen en eruthra thalasse
Ex. 15:5 ponto ekalupsen autous katedusan eis buthon osei lithos

Clay Bartholomew 

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