[b-hebrew] Genesis 22 fragment: "my son"?
dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Mar 18 12:07:03 EST 2004
On Thursday 18 March 2004 04:59, Stephen Goranson wrote:
> Apparently, here is a photograph of a Genesis 22 fragment, said to be from
> Qumran, that is mentioned in a recent news article:
> This was mentioned in 13 Sept 2003 Star Telegram:
> According to the 18 March 2004 Akron Beacon Journal
> Hanan Eshel proposes that Abraham is told here not to take Isaac "your son"
> but Isaac "my son."
> That reading has been questioned, as has the proposed association of this
> fragment with 4Q252.
I would hope the reading has been questioned! Looking at the line above it,
there's a clear distinction between the yod there in )LHYM and the key letter
at the end of the word BN. The yod's size is quite distinctive, and I don't
see how anybody could read the letter in the next line as anything but a vav,
i.e. "his son."
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