[b-hebrew] Exodus 3:18, 5:3 qrh / qr)

C. Stirling Bartholomew threetreepoint at earthlink.net
Thu May 5 16:10:46 EDT 2005

U.Cassuto (Exodus) in his comments on Ex 5:3 (3:18) states that the
difference between qrh & qr) is orthographic only. E.Tov* and J.W. Wevers**
are not so sure. The LXX, SamPent, Peshitta, Targums, Vulgate all appear to
support the reading qr) in Ex 3:18.

Tov suggests tentatively and Wevers affirms that the LXX employed etymology
to move from qrh to qr) with the meaning to call or summon.

Cassuto identifies qrh as the language of theophany and cites some ANE


Clay Bartholomew 
*Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible / Emanuel Tov.
Minneapolis : Fortress Press ; Assen : Van Gorcum, 2001, P131.

**John W. WEVERS ,Notes on the Greek Text of Exodus (SBLSCS 30; Atlanta

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