[b-hebrew] 2Sam24:1 subjects

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Aug 10 09:19:46 EDT 2005

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 13:24:05 +0100 "Read, James C"
<K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk> writes:
> I was asked to find a good example of ambiguous agents. Exodus 
> 4:24-26 seems to do the job nicely:
> 24  Now it came about on the road at the lodging place that Jehovah 
> got to meet him and kept looking for a way to put him to death. 25  
> Finally Zip·po´rah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin 
> and caused it to touch his feet and said: “It is because you are a 
> bridegroom of blood to me.” 26  Consequently he let go of him. At 
> that time she said: “A bridegroom of blood,” because of the 
> circumcision. 
> v24 Who met who? Who tried to kill who?
> v25 Whose feet did the piece of skin touch? Who is the bridegroom of 
> blood?
> v26 Who let go of who?
> None of the above questions can be answered unequivocally without 
> extensive use of context and a 
> touch of interpretation.
> Love and Shalom
> James Christian
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This passage has a series of 3ms suffixes of which all refer to Moses.  I
see nothing particularly ambiguous about it.  


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