[b-hebrew] 2Sam24:1 v Exo5:1

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Thu Aug 11 09:19:20 EDT 2005


On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 12:33:05 +0100 "Read, James C"
<K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk> writes:
> Exodus 5:1 is a very interesting verse. It says that 'they' went in 
> to Pharoah and said.
>  
> It is easy to see by the 3mp suffix that they both went in. But who 
> did the talking? Moses? Aaron? or both?
> If we are to use the implied subject alone we would conclude that 
> both did the talking. But does that agree 
> with the context of the larger story at hand?
> 
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I would guess that the verb means exactly what it says, viz. "THEY said .
. ."  This is understandable if we back up to 4.10, 14, 15 where it says 

10     ?????????? ??????? ??????????? ????? ???????? ???? ??????
?????????? ???????? ????? ?????????? ????? ????????????? ????? ??????
???????????? ?????????????? ????? ??????????? ???????? ???????? ?????????

10 WaY.oMeR Mo$eH )eL_YHWH B.iY ):aDoNfY Lo) )i$ D.aB.eRiYM )fNoKiY G.aM
MiT.:MoWL G.aM Mi$iL:$oM G.aM M")fZ D.aB.eR:Kf )eL_(aB:D.eKf K.iY
K:BaD_P.eH W. W.C:BaD Lf$oWN )fNoKiY

14     ?????????????? ??????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????? ????????
????????? ????????? ??????????? ????????????? ????????? ????? ??????
???????????? ?????? ???????????? ????????? ????????? ??????????? 

14 WaY.iXaR_)aP YHWH B.:Mo$eH WaY.o)MeR H:aLo) )aH:aRoN )fXiYKf HaL."WiY
YfDa(T.iY K.iY_DaB."R Y:D:aB."R HW.) W:GaM HiN."H_HW.) YoC") LiQ:Rf)TeKf
W: Rf):aKf W:%fMaX B.:LiB.oW

15     ????????????? ??????? ??????????? ???????????????? ????????
?????????? ????????? ???????????? ?????????????? ???????????? ????????
???? ??????? ???????????? 

15 W:DiB.aR:T.f )"LfYW W:%aM:T.f )eT_HaD.:BfRiYM B.:PiYW W:)fNoKiY
)eH:YeH (iM_P.iYKf W:(iM_P.iYHW. W:HoWR"TiY )eT:KeM )"T ):a$eR T.a(:a%W.N

Thus it was that BOTH indeed spoke.

george
gfsomsel
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