[b-hebrew] Genesis 22 fragment: "my son"?

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Mar 18 13:41:56 EST 2004

On Thursday 18 March 2004 10:33, Peter Kirk wrote:
> On 18/03/2004 09:09, Dave Washburn wrote:
> >On Thursday 18 March 2004 05:50, Peter Kirk wrote:
> >>... I would suggest a retelling of verse 6: Abraham says
> >>to ישחק בנו Y#XQ BNW "his son Isaac": קח את האש QX )T H)#, "take the
> >> wood".
> >
> >Um, wouldn't QX )T H)# actually be "take the fire"?  i.e. the torch for
> >lighting the sacrifice...
> >
> >Regards,
> >Sir Nitpick
> Of course! My reconstruction should have been קח את העצים QX )T H(CYM
> "take the wood", as in Genesis this is what Isaac actually took.
> I assume your nitpicking, and your own posting, implies general
> agreement with the rest of my posting.

Yep.  And as far as the nitpicking goes, I was just being goofy.

Dave Washburn
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