[b-hebrew] Genesis 21:14 "her shoulder yoke"

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 20:43:27 EST 2008

Dear Kenneth:

On Jan 25, 2008 11:46 AM, kenneth greifer <greifer at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Could Genesis 21:14 say "...and he (Abraham) gave to Hagar there the yoke
> of her shoulder (her shoulder yoke?) and the boy..." ?
> I saw on the internet that people used to carry heavy things on wood
> shoulder yokes, so maybe Hagar used one to carry her things when she was
> sent away by Abraham. I don't know if any translator ever translated it this
> way, or if it can actually say this or not.
> Kenneth Greifer

While it is true that yokes were often used, the text here does not mention

What would need to be included if a yoke were mentioned is an (L upon to be
used after "yoke", making a reading WYTN (L (L $KMH, the first (L being
"yoke" and the second "upon".

Karl W. Randolph.

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