[b-hebrew] Ambiguous Reference

Lira rosangelalira at terra.com.br
Mon Oct 4 08:12:39 EDT 2004


One ambiguous reference I was reading about the other day is in Genesis 14. Scholars have varied in opinion concerning the account of Abraham and Melchizedek. The Scripture merely states that "he gave him tithes of all." Some interpreted this to mean that Abraham gave tithes to Melchizedek, while others maintained that it was Melchizedek who gave tithes to Abraham. The author of Hebrews supplies Abraham as the subject, but the Hebrew text itself is ambiguous.

Rosangela Lira



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