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

Reinhard G. Lehmann lehmann at uni-mainz.de
Wed Jan 30 05:35:57 EST 2008


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> I know that no one will agree with this next idea, but just for fun I think it is interesting that the words "Hagar" and"there" could be combined into "their being driven out" (niphal infinitive?) in Genesis 21:14.
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> It could say "and he (Abraham) gave to their being driven out her shoulder yoke and the boy's spade (alef tav)." So he could have given her food, water, a shoulder yoke, and her son's spade. I know people don't like to regroup the letters, but in this case it is interesting that the recombined letters fit the situation a little bit.
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> Kenneth Greifer
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Not so bad idea at all. Verse 14 is an old crux interpretum in object 
matter an dsyntax.
You betcha there is someone in the old commentaries (late 19th / early 
20th) who already tried this. I am anxious to learn who it was.


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