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

Tony Costa tmcos at rogers.com
Thu Mar 18 14:11:40 EST 2004


Then this text would be most likely part of the 'pesherim', a commentary,
rather than a copy of Gen.

Tony Costa

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at nyx.net>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Genesis 22 fragment: "my son"?


> If it's a fragment of Genesis then it should indeed have the second person
> suffix.  That's why Peter (I think it was, but it may have been Stephen)
> suggested that it's a paraphrase rather than a direct quote.  I'm inclined
to
> agree.
>
> On Thursday 18 March 2004 11:40, Tony Costa wrote:
> > Dave Washburn makes a good point here. The yod is clearly visible and
> > disticnt from the vav/waw in "ben'. I was wondering is this the opening
of
> > Gen 22 where God commands Abraham to take Isaac and offer him up? If so,
> > would it not be odd to have the word son attached with a 3rd person masc
> > sing pronomial suffix? Would it not be a 2nd person masc sing pronomial
> > suffix using a final 'caph'? Moreover the verb "to take" would be in the
> > imperative would it not?
> >
> > Tony Costa
> >
> > > 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."
> > >
> > > --
> > > Dave Washburn
> >
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